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Sunday , 3 July 2022
Marjorie Charles. Image: Northern Lights Public Schools.

Marjorie Charles named new principal at Ardmore School

Ardmore School will have a new principal next school year.

Northern Lights Public Schools announced on Thursday that Marjorie Charles has been appointed principal of Ardmore School for the 2022-2023 school year.

“During her time with NLPS, Marjorie has shown a strong commitment and understanding of the importance of building relationships with families and the community to ensure students have the things they need to succeed,” said Superintendent Rick Cusson in a press release.

“She has demonstrated leadership in the areas of numeracy and mental health, both of which are priorities for the division and our schools.”

Charles joined NLPS in 2011 as a teacher at Iron River School, where she taught math, science, physical education and health to students in Kindergarten to Grade 9. She also served as the school’s numeracy leader, creating numeracy focused presentations for staff and parents.

In 2017, she transferred to Duclos School, where she has taught Kindergarten and Grade 4 and served as the school’s Student Services Team Coordinator, assisting families and staff with the development and implementation of individualized program plans (IPPs).

“I feel completely blessed to be given the opportunity to serve the students, parents, and staff of Ardmore School as their principal,” said Charles. “It is my hope that together we will continue to ensure that Ardmore School is a great place where the whole community can grow, learn and achieve together.”

Charles will replace the outgoing Ken Pshyk, who returned earlier this year for Corey Baker. Pshyk was previously the principal up until 2020.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.