News Briefs – July 22, 2020

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

New VPs appointed at Glenmary

Brendon Nichols
Anna Taplin

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division has appointed Anna Taplin and Brendon Nichols as the new vice-principals at Peace River Glen- mary School starting in September 2020.
The pair join the administrative team with principal David Amiot.
In her 27-year career, Taplin has worked as a teacher, administrator and most recently a learning coach.
Nichols began his teaching career at Glenmary in September 2012. He has proven himself as a dependable, reliable teacher who has contributed positively to the school culture at Glenmary.
Former vice-principal Lauri Goudreault is the new principal at École Providence School in McLennan while Stéphane Gaudreau returns to the classroom full time.
Taplin received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge specializing in Mathematics and Business and Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction – Numeracy through Simon Fraser University. She has taught from kindergarten to Grade 12. She has expertise in numeracy, assessment, technology, and has a strong passion for lifelong learning and Catholic education.
Nichols graduated from St. Francis Xavier University where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in History and Religious Studies. He then went on to obtain his Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta in 2012.

Cenovus receives nod from Northland

Northland School Division nominated Cenovus Energy for the Friends of Education Award at its June 26 meeting.
The award recognizes organizations in the community that have made a special contribution to education. The award is sponsored by the Alberta School Boards Association.
In 2013, Cenovus partnered with Northland to help deliver educational programs that encouraged long-term benefits. Since the beginning of the partnership, Cenovus has contributed $1.25 million to support Northland’s focus on literacy. Cenovus also helps Northland deliver its summer reading program.

Lunch will still be served

School Food Services [SFS] operations manager Emily Hunt provided an annual update to the board.
For over 47 years, SFS operated lunch programs in Northland communities and neighbouring school division communities.
Due to funding changes, SFS will no longer provide services to schools outside Northland.
As a result, the board agreed they will continue to fund its share of the program in 2020-21 to ensure the lunch program continues in Northland communities.
The report also highlighted how the remaining money was used when in-person classes were cancelled in March due to COVID-19. The remaining money was given to various organizations in Northland school communities to support families during the pandemic.

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