Supervisor Positions Appointed at HPSD

Supervisor Positions Appointed at HPSD
Posted on 06/28/2018
Supervisor Positions Appointed at HPSD


High Prairie, Alberta – High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of the following supervisor positions:

  • Supervisor of Curriculum, Julia Drefs
  • Supervisor of Inclusion, Brennan McDonald
  • Supervisor of Instruction, Michelle Downing

Brennan McDonald has been the Supervisor of Education, Inclusion since 2017. Prior to that, he was an Inclusive Education Coordinator. Brennan previously held the position of Inclusive Education Coordinator for the year prior to that. He was Principal at Prairie River Junior High School for 2 years and has 3 years of experience as a Vice Principal. Brennan has his Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and a Business Administration Diploma from Red Deer College. Mr. McDonald has been with High Prairie School Division since 2004.

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. Most recently, Julia was the HPSD Curriculum Coordinator. 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.

Michelle Downing has been the Inclusive Education Coordinator at High Prairie School Division for the past 2 years. Michelle has a Master of Arts from Athabasca University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. Prior to becoming the Inclusive Education Coordinator, Michelle was the CAP Facilitator and an Inclusive Education Coach for the Division.

Thank you for your continued support of our Division and for your ongoing commitment to quality public education. Congratulations!


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