Administrators Appointed at High Prairie Elementary School

Administrators Appointed at High Prairie Elementary School
Posted on 06/27/2018
Administrators Appointed at High Prairie Elementary SchoolFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

High Prairie, Alberta – High Prairie School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Corless as Principal and Spencer Smith as Vice Principal of High Prairie Elementary School.

Kim Corless, the current Vice Principal of High Prairie Elementary, has been appointed to the position of Principal of High Prairie Elementary. Kim was the Vice Principal at École Routhier School for 1 year prior to being appointed to the Vice Principal position at HPE in 2014. She was also an HPSD Curriculum Coach for 4 years in which she provided teacher support in planning, instruction, and assessment practices through professional development, mentoring, and team teaching. Kim has over 15 years of experience in the classroom and has a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education, both from the University of British Columbia. Kim additionally has a Bachelor of Arts, also from the University of British Columbia. Current HPE Principal Mitch Hammond will be continuing his career elsewhere after the school year ends.

Spencer Smith is currently a teacher at Joussard School. He has 6 years of teaching experience in the classroom. He has taught at Joussard School for the past 3 years and at Atikameg School for the other 3. Previous to his career in education, Spencer was a Yard Leader/Supervisor for 9 years. He has also been the acting administrator at Joussard School. Spencer has a Graduate Diploma of Education from the James Cook University of Queensland, Australia and a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours), English from the University of Guelph, Ontario. He has attended numerous training sessions in his time at HPSD including the 2017-18 Leadership Laboratory, 2018 Teacher Leadership: Maximizing Capacity in Individuals and Organizations, and 2017 Ed Tech Team Google Summit.

HPSD is pleased to announce these appointments. We would like to thank Mitch Hammond for his years of service and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. Thank you to Kim and Spencer for your continued support of our Division and for your ongoing commitment to quality public education. Congratulations!

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