Assistant Principals Appointments for 2023-2024
May 19, 2023 - Parkland School Division Superintendent of Schools, Shauna Boyce, is pleased to announce a number of Administrative Appointments for the 2023-2024 school year. Seven members of PSD’s Leadership Team are on the move and three are brand new to Lead Team. Some of the moves are required to fill departing members of Lead Team who will be returning to classroom teaching positions while others will fill vacancies left by retiring administrators or previously-announced reassignments. Mark Rose is retiring from Spruce Grove Composite High School; Linda Madge-Arkinstall is the new Division Principal, Literacy & Lifelong Learning, while Dave Oldham returns to the classroom - all creating a ripple of changes to PSD’s Lead Team.
“This is always an exciting time of year here at PSD. Student programming and ongoing improvement of teaching practices continues to be a priority for our Division. Our stakeholders, including students and families, benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience each and every one of our Lead Team members brings to the table. Bringing seasoned teachers into new Administrative roles and allowing current team members to lend their expertise to new school communities is a win-win situation for all.” - Shauna Boyce, Superintendent of Schools
Donna Miners, Assistant Principal
Copperhaven School (K-9)
Ms. Donna Miners has been a member of PSD’s Lead Team since 2019 when she took on her first full-time Administrative role as Assistant Principal at Duffield School. One year later, she was on the move to assume the same role at Millgrove School where she’s been ever since. Donna began her teaching career in 1991 with Wildrose School Division in Drayton Valley where she taught primarily Grade One and Grade Three. She took the next few years to raise her family and worked a part time position with Grande Yellowhead School Division. Her first stop with Parkland School Division was Duffield School in 2006 where she spent a total of eleven school years. She’s also been a Collaborative Teaching Partner within PSD.
Donna earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary in 1991 and her Masters degree from the University of Alberta in Educational Studies in 2020.
“It has been a joy and a privilege to work at Millgrove School. I appreciate the amazing staff, wonderful students, and supportive parents I have had the pleasure of working with. I will miss the collaboration and growth we’ve made together. I’m looking forward to joining the talented staff and community at Copperhaven School to continue the journey of lifelong learning.”
Marcie Enders, Assistant Principal
Duffield School (K-9)
Marcie Enders has been with Parkland School Division since 2005. Like many, she began her educational journey as a substitute teacher until she landed her first full-time teaching position at Tomahawk School where she taught Middle Years students. Prior to joining the Woodhaven Middle School admin team in 2018, she was an Assistant Principal and Inclusive Education Lead at Forest Green School.
Marcie completed a Bachelors of Education and a Bachelors of Science from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University.
"It has been my pleasure to serve the amazing staff, students, and families at Woodhaven for the past five years. It is a truly exceptional place to have worked. However, I am also excited to return to a K-9 setting and look forward to meeting the team at Duffield School."
Miranda Niebergall, Assistant Principal
Forest Green School (K-6)
Ms. Miranda Niebergall first served Parkland School Division in 2006 as an Educational Assistant at Duffield School before returning to University to complete her Education degree. She started as a full-time substitute teacher before landing her permanent contract and a spot at Stony Plain Central School in 2012. Miranda transitioned to a Collaborative Teaching Partner in 2017 as a Literacy and Numeracy Lead, and in 2019, transitioned to her current role at Division Office as a Specialized Classrooms/Behaviour Facilitator with the Student Services department.
Ms. Niebergall has a Bachelor of Education degree with Distinction, from the University of Alberta: Elementary Generalist Major with a Educational Psychology/Special Education Minor. She earned a Masters in Education focused in Educational Leadership - School Effectiveness and School Improvement from University of Alberta in 2015. She is currently completing a PhD in Secondary Education, exploring the educational implications of neuro-science, trauma and trauma sensitive-practices.
"It has been an absolute pleasure serving the staff, students and families in our school communities across the division for the past 6 years. I am honoured and humbled to have been afforded the opportunity to work so closely with the STEPS program for the last three years. I am incredibly excited to be continuing to serve the Forest Green community full-time next year in my new role. I look forward to focusing on supporting the staff, students, and families as a community of learners."
Lindsay McCulloch, Assistant Principal
Greystone Centennial Middle School (Gr. 5-9)
Lindsay McCulloch joined PSD’s Lead Team at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year as an Acting Assistant Principal at École Meridian Heights for an interim term. Mrs. McCulloch has been with PSD since 2012, starting as a middle years alternative education teacher at École Broxton Park School. After which, she taught Grade 2 at Brookwood School before joining the staff at Meridian Heights in 2016 where she became a Humanities teacher for Grades 8 and 9 students. Lindsay began her teaching career with Regina Public Schools in 2004.
Lindsay earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina in 2004 and a Master of Educational Studies from the University of Alberta in 2021.
“It has been a privilege working with the incredible educators at Ecole Meridian Heights School. I have truly enjoyed learning and growing alongside the exceptional staff and students throughout my seven years with this learning community. I am looking forward to joining the talented staff at Greystone Middle School, and I am excited about the learning ahead."
Melissa Everitt-Dallinger, Assistant Principal
High Park School (K-9)
Melissa Everitt-Dallinger joined the Forest Green School community as Assistant Principal in 2020. Her teaching career began in 2002 at École Dickinsfield School in Fort McMurray, delivering programming in both the French Immersion and English streams in Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Health and Career & Technologies Foundations from grades four through eight. Her PSD journey has also had stops in Stony Plain Central School, Brightbank Academy, Connections for Learning, École Meridian Heights School as well as Prescott Learning Centre.
Mrs. Everitt-Dallinger earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean in 2002 and added a Master of Education in Curricular Leadership from the University of Victoria in 2018.
"The Forest Green community has been a pleasure to work with for the last three years. The staff and students have taught me so many things that I am honoured to take with me on my new adventure. I look forward to joining the staff at High Park and continuing the tremendous work they are already doing."
Michael Cherry, Assistant Principal
Millgrove School (K-4)
Mr. Michael Cherry brings 12 years of experience in the education field primarily in the Early Years setting. He began his teaching career as a Grade 3 Teacher at Alexander First nation School. He also taught Grade 3, Grade 7 Science and Outdoor Education at Alexis Reserve School before joining PSD. He’s been with the Millgrove School community since 2013 where he’s taught Grade 1 and Grade 3. Mr. Cherry has served as an Administrative Team Member and Acting Admin Role at Millgrove and assumed the role as Technology Lead for the school.
Mr. Cherry earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta in 2011. He also earned a Masters of Education in Early Elementary Pedagogy from St. Francis Xavier University as well as a Graduate Certificate in School Leadership from the University of Alberta and participated in PSD’s Leadership Cohort.
“Continuing my professional journey as an assistant principal at Millgrove is a true honor. I am dedicated to building strong partnerships with families, while fostering a nurturing environment and collaborating with Millgrove's exceptional team of teachers and staff. I am excited to apply the knowledge and insights I have gained to provide even greater support to the students, families, and staff members at Millgrove.”
Aileen Peterson, Assistant Principal
Spruce Grove Composite High School (Gr. 10-12)
Ms. Peterson joined PSD’s Central Office as a Division Principal filling an interim role in the absence of a Director, Human Resources. She had previously served students as Assistant Principal of Greystone Centennial Middle School in Spruce Grove since 2016. She has been with Parkland School Division in various administrative capacities since 2008 including stops as Principal at Keephills School and Wabamun School, and Assistant Principal at Blueberry School. Prior to that, she was a teacher and administrator in Fort McMurray, AB. She has also taught at Siksika Nation, Inuvik, Northwest Territories and other Alberta communities.
Ms. Peterson earned a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Lethbridge as well as a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning from the University of Ottawa.
"I am grateful to have had the privilege to be part of the Greystone learning community for the past 7 years. I admire the commitment to excellence, innovation, and strong relationships that exemplify the Greystone staff, students, and families. I am excited to continue on my journey with Parkland School Division and to share what I have learned through my experiences as an administrator and teacher in a variety of contexts at Spruce Grove Composite High School. I am excited to be joining the SGCHS team and I look forward to working with and learning from the incredibly talented and dedicated staff, students, and community there.”
Warren Moody, Assistant Principal
Spruce Grove Composite High School (Gr. 10-12)
Warren Moody joined Parkland School Division in the 2020-2021 school year following a 6-year stint with Sturgeon Public Schools. He has served students as the Assistant Principal at Stony Plain Central School since joining PSD. Previously, he was Principal of a Middle Years school in Gibbons, AB. Mr. Moody began his teaching career with Northern Gateway Public Schools in Whitecourt, AB primarily based in a Grade 6/7 split class as part of a Hockey Canada Skills Academy. He has both Middle Years and High School level experience.
Warren earned a combined Bachelor of Education/Physical Education degree from the University of Alberta in 2010. He also added a Masters of Education (Educational Leadership) from the University of Lethbridge in 2019. In 2020, Mr. Moody also earned an Executive Education Certificate from the University of Alberta School of Business.
“First, I would like to thank the wonderful families, students and staff I had the opportunity to work with at Stony Plain Central School over the past two years. It was a rewarding experience to teach and learn alongside the community of Stony Plain Central. I am thrilled to accept an Assistant Principal position at Spruce Grove Composite High School. I eagerly look forward to supporting the community of Spruce Grove and continuing to develop great programming, teaching and learning at SGCHS!”
Carolyn Harrison, Assistant Principal
Westview School (K-9)
Carolyn Harrison has spent most of her 22-year career in education in the high school environment including her time with Parkland School Division at Memorial Composite High School. She spent two years as the school’s Department Head of English and for the past two years, she has been part of the Acting Administration Team. Her first teaching assignment with Edmonton Catholic Schools prior to joining PSD was as a Grade 6 classroom teacher; she has also taught Grade 5 Science and Grade 4 Math.
Caorlyn earned a Bachelor of Education with a Major in English and Minor in Special Education from the University of Alberta in 2001. She recently participated in PSD’s Leadership Development Program.
"It has been an honour and an absolute pleasure working with the students, staff and families of Memorial Composite High School over the past 19 years. I will look back at the relationships built, memories made and experiences gained with complete admiration. I am looking very forward to the next steps in my journey at Westview School and am excited to continue to serve PSD students, staff and families in a new role!"
Scott Jaspers-Fayer, Assistant Principal
Woodhaven Middle School (Gr. 5-9)
Scott Jaspers-Fayer began his teaching career in 2012 and spent his first two years teaching in a fly-in first nation community in Northern Ontario and in High Prairie, Alberta. Scott then joined Parkland School Division, where he taught Math at Spruce Grove Composite High School for a semester and then at Memorial Composite High School in Stony Plain for the next five years, where he taught in numerous departments including Science, Math, Physical Education, and Career and Life Management (CALM). He also held the role of Department Head and Lead Teacher for Science at Memorial. His first foray into full-time Administration has been his current role as Assistant Principal at Duffield School which began in the 2020-2021 school year.
Mr. Jaspers-Fayer earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Honours from Cape Breton University in 2011. He added his Bachelor of Education - Intermediate and Senior Divisions from the University of Toronto in 2012. He then completed his Master of Education in Leadership Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2021.
"My last three years at Duffield School have been an absolute highlight of my career. I have learned so much from the staff, students, and the Duffield community. While I am sad to say goodbye to Duffield, I am extremely excited to join Woodhaven Middle School. I look forward to working with the amazing staff in continuing the great work being done at Woodhaven! I look forward to helping students achieve success both in the classroom and in their extracurricular programming."
For further information, contact:
Mark Francis, Deputy Superintendent