Administrative Announcements for 2024-2025

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Blueberry School, Copperhaven School, Greystone Centennial Middle School, Memorial Composite High School, Spruce Grove Composite High School

April 18, 2024 - Parkland School Division (PSD) Superintendent of Schools, Shauna Boyce is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments for the 2024-2025 school year effective August, 2024. PSD’s current high school principals, Ms. Carolyn Jensen and Ms. Cheryl Otto as well as Copperhaven School Principal, Linda Simmonds all recently announced their retirements setting the stage for the first wave of staffing announcements this Spring.

The new Principal at Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain will be Mr. Corey Haley  following principalships at three of PSD’s K-9 schools. After many years as an Assistant Principal in PSD, transitioning to his new role as Principal of Spruce Grove Composite High School will be Mr. Cam Robertson. Finally, moving from Blueberry School to one of Spruce Grove’s fastest growing communities and one of PSD’s newest schools at Copperhaven School will be Mrs. Michelle Visscher.

“We are really excited for all three of these school communities,” stated Superintendent Boyce.

“We say farewell with mixed emotions to a wealth of experience and skilled administrators in Ms. Jensen, Ms. Otto and Ms. Simmonds and wish them all the best in their next adventures, whatever they may be. All of our high school families and those in the Copperhaven community can rest assured that they are in the very capable hands of their upcoming leaders who have established themselves and will continue to serve students admirably as trusted and respected Lead Team members in each of their respective communities.”

Corey Haley, Principal
Memorial Composite High School (Gr. 10-12)

Corey Haley has been an administrator in the Parkland School Division for the past 13 years where he served the École Broxton Park School, Graminia School, and Greystone Centennial Middle School communities. Before entering administration, he taught French Immersion and Social Studies at the High School level. 

He earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta (Campus St.-Jean) in 2003 and in 2008, a Masters in Education (Leadership Studies) from the University of Victoria. He continues to be involved in professional learning and service to teaching through his volunteer work, notably as the Conference Director of the uLead Conference and through the podcasts he creates (Intersection Education & the uLead Podcast).

"As a person who grew up in Stony Plain, I am honoured to have the opportunity of serving as the Principal of Memorial Composite High School. The school has a long tradition of excellence that I will work hard to continue."

Cam Robertson, Principal
Spruce Grove Composite High School (Gr. 10-12)

Cam Robertson has been a member of the Spruce Grove Composite High School community since the 2016-2017 school year as an Assistant Principal and Grade Level Coordinator. His first foray into school administration was back in 2014 when he joined the staff at Stony Plain Central School as Assistant Principal. Most of Mr. Robertson’s teaching career has been in the high school setting. For 12 years, he served the students and staff of Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain as teacher, Social Studies Department Head and Innovative Teaching Coordinator.

He earned his Bachelor of Education - secondary route from the University of Alberta in 2001 and has been a passionate educator within Parkland School Division since 2002. He also just recently earned his Masters of Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of New Brunswick.

“Although I will miss the direct, daily work with students in my current Assistant Principal role, I am very excited to lead and work as SGCHS Principal alongside students, staff, parents and community members, as we shape learning, school culture and citizenship for Spruce Grove and area youth.”

Michelle Visscher, Principal
Copperhaven School (K-9)

Michelle Visscher has led the Blueberry School community as an administrator for the past 8 years including the last 3 as Principal and the prior 5 years as the Assistant Principal and Inclusive Education Lead. She began teaching in 2003 for the St. Paul School Division and has also previously served the communities at Wabamun School, Entwistle School, Seba Beach School and Tomahawk School in various capacities as an Inclusive Education Lead or Literacy Teacher.  

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta with a major in Elementary Education and minor in Special Education in 2003. She has recently completed her Masters in Educational Studies with a focus on Leadership, also through the University of Alberta. 

“It has been an incredible privilege to be part of the Blueberry School team. I will miss leading and learning in this community that continually rises up to meet the needs of every student.
I am excited to join the team at Copperhaven to continue the amazing work already being done. I look forward to building new relationships and supporting both teachers and students to reach their full potential through rich and authentic learning experiences.”

For further information, contact:

Shauna Boyce, Superintendent
Email: shauna.boyce@psd.ca
Phone: 780-963-4010

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