Several Northern Lights schools will have new assistant principals when the new school year starts in September.
Bruce Greengrass, who is currently Assistant Principal for Northern Lights Outreach Schools, has been appointed Assistant Principal of Bonnyville Centralized High School. Mr. Greengrass previously taught Social Studies at BCHS in 2012 and at Cold Lake Outreach prior to becoming Assistant Principal of Northern Lights Outreach Schools, a position he has held since 2014.
“I am looking forward to joining the team at BCHS,” said Mr. Greengrass. “It will be exciting to see construction get underway and the opportunities the modernization will present for students and staff.”
Michael Straile has also been appointed Assistant Principal of Bonnyville Centralized High School. This is a new position, established in part due to the modernization project that is scheduled to start soon at the school. Mr.
Straile currently teaches grades 7 & 8 at H.E. Bourgoin Middle School in Bonnyville.
“Though I am sad to say goodbye to H.E. Bourgoin, I am very excited to work with Mr. Baker, Mr. Greengrass and the staff at BCHS,” said Mr. Straile.
Tristan Ilko will be the new Assistant Principal at Duclos School in Bonnyville. Mr. Ilko has been a teacher at H.E. Bourgoin School in Bonnyville since 2011.
“Duclos is a pillar in the Bonnyville community with a reputation that exceeds beyond just a schoolyard. I look forward to being a part of this reputation and learning from the staff, students, and parents who have assisted in making Dulcos what it is today,” said Mr. Ilko. …/2
Lisa Gingras, who is currently Assistant Principal at Cold Lake Elementary School, has been appointed Assistant Principal of Northern Lights Outreach Schools. Mrs. Gingras previously taught at Grand Centre High School and Cold Lake Elementary, where she also served as the school’s Inclusive Education Coordinator and Learning Coach, before becoming Assistant Principal in 2015.
“I am excited to return to my high school roots and get to know the students at Northern Lights Outreach, ” said Mrs. Gingras. “I am looking forward to learning more about the different communities in Northern Lights and working with our staff to create opportunities for our students to grow.”
Natalie Ogrodiuk-Whaley will be the new Assistant Principal of Cold Lake Elementary School. Mrs. Ogrodiuk-Whaley joined Northern Lights in 1998 and has taught at Cold Lake Elementary, Nelson Heights School and North Star Elementary. She has also served as Assistant Principal of Cold Lake Elementary and Grand Centre Elementary.
“I’m thrilled to take on this administrative position at Cold Lake Elementary School, a place that has been close to my heart for many years!,” said Mrs. Ogrodiuk-Whaley. “I look forward to collaborating and learning with our incredible staff, dedicated families, community members, and other schools as we work together to provide the best education for our students.”
Nicole Coben has been appointed Assistant Principal at North Star Elementary School in Cold Lake. She is currently the Student Support Team (SST) Coordinator at Cold Lake Elementary School, a role she also held at Bonnyville Centralized High School before moving to Cold Lake Elementary in 2009.
“I am thankful and honoured for the opportunity to join the staff at North Star Elementary School,” said Ms. Coben. “I look forward to building relationships with the students, staff, and families.”
Northern Lights previously announced several other administration appointments for the 2018- 2019 school year:
- Maureen Ference, current Principal of H.E. Bourgoin School in Bonnyville, has been appointed Principal of Glendon School;
- Jeannine Ellis, current Principal of Iron River School, has been appointed Principal of H.E. Bourgoin School in Bonnyville;
- Karen Draycott, current Assistant Principal at Northern Lights Outreach Schools, has been appointed Principal of Iron River School;
- Jody Centazzo, current Assistant Principal at Duclos School, has been appointed Principal of Duclos School in Bonnyville;
- Kim MacLeod, current Assistant Principal of North Star Elementary School, has been appointed Principal of North Star Elementary School in Cold