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Friday , 5 August 2022
Carolina Franke. Image credit: Northern Lights Public Schools.

New principal for Aurora Middle School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Carolina Franke has been appointed principal of Aurora Middle School in Lac La Biche for the 2022-2023 school year.

“Carolina has established herself as an empathetic leader who is passionate about supporting students’ academic growth, as well as their mental health and wellness,” said superintendent Rick Cusson in a press relese.

“She is committed to building a collaborative culture that provides all stakeholders with opportunities to contribute, and supporting staff with professional development that will enhance learning for students.”

Franke was assistant principal at Aurora Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year. Prior to that she served as the division’s Manager of Student Advocacy Counsellors and Community Supports and was a Community Animator with the Canadian Mental Health Association Rural Mental Health Project.

She has also served in a variety of roles at schools in the Lac La Biche area including educational assistant, teacher, counsellor and art therapist.

“I feel honoured to step into the role of Principal at Aurora Middle School and look forward to continuing to work with students, staff and families to promote student success and growth,” said Franke.

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.