Julia Drefs Appointed as Curriculum Coordinator

Julia Drefs Appointed as Curriculum Coordinator
Posted on 06/02/2017
Julia Drefs Appointed as Curriculum CoordinatorFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

High Prairie, Alberta – High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Drefs as the new Curriculum Coordinator. The Curriculum Coordinator will travel throughout the Division and work with teachers to implement curriculum from Alberta Education. Julia will be responsible for preparing and planning for the new ECS - Grade 4 curriculum that is proposed to unfold in September 2018, ensuring that Division assessment practices support the new curriculum, supporting grade-level professional learning communities as this implementation occurs, researching and recommending new resources for curriculum implementation, refining and improving the Division’s permeation of Indigenous knowledge into the ECS to Grade 12 curriculum, and working collaboratively with the HPSD District Principal as our Division unfolds improved assessment practices.

Julia Drefs has been with High Prairie School Division since 1992. In addition to teaching at both High Prairie Elementary and Prairie River Junior High School, Julia has 4 years of administration experience as Vice Principal at PRJHS (1 year) followed by 3 years as Principal of PRJHS. She was also the HPSD Mentor-Coach for 6 years from 2008 to 2014. Julia has a diploma in Education from McGill University, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, and is completing her Master of Education through the University of Prince Edward Island. She is also fluent in French and basic German and took her third year of university at the University of Nice in France. Julia has also served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves from 1987-1991 and the summer of 1995. Julia is a trained instructor and examiner for the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) and has a Cognitive Coaching Certificate. Julia, your wealth of knowledge and expertise will be a definite asset to HPSD. Congratulations on your new position within the Division!

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