Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Maureen Ference has been appointed as the new Principal of Glendon School.
“Maureen has excelled as an administrator with Northern Lights, establishing strong, collaborative relationships with stakeholders,” said Superintendent Rick Cusson. “She demonstrates a deep dedication to student achievement, leadership development, and lifelong learning that supports and encourages others to excel. We are excited to have her share her invaluable experience and knowledge with students and staff at Glendon School.”
Ference is currently Principal of H.E. Bourgoin School (HEB) in Bonnyville, a position she has held since 2004. During her time at HEB, Ference has created a strong collaborative school culture that focuses on fostering students’ academic, social, moral and physical growth.
In addition to Ference’s passion for teaching and leading schools, she is also passionate about building leadership capacity in others, encouraging “leadership anywhere, anytime, anyone.” Currently, she is leading the “Aspiring Leadership Cohort” for Northern Lights and Aspen View Public Schools. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her position through her role in designing and presenting workshops to administrators and teachers throughout the province, facilitating leadership cohorts, and sitting on various committees with Alberta Education and the Alberta Teachers’ Association. This summer, Ference will be working with the University of Alberta, presenting on “Leadership Excellence” at their summer school.
Prior to becoming Principal of HEB, Ference, who is originally from St. Paul, worked as a teacher, program consultant, school counselor and Assistant Principal at F.G. Miller Jr./Sr. High School in Elk Point. She commenced her teaching career with Edmonton Public Schools as an elementary inclusive education/English as a second language teacher.
“When the opportunity was presented to me to lead Glendon School, I accepted,” she said. “I look forward to creating a strong, collaborative culture through building strong relationships with the staff, students and families at Glendon School.”
Ference will assume her new role at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. She will be working collaboratively with the current Glendon School principal over the next couple of months to ensure a smooth transition for staff and students.