Division Principal Appointment

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May 8, 2023 - Parkland School Division Superintendent of Schools, Shauna Boyce is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Linda Madge-Arkinstall as Division Principal, Literacy & Lifelong Learning effective August 2023. Mrs. Madge-Arkinstall has served students at Millgrove School for the past 17 years. She takes over the position from the retiring Sheryl Bridgeman. 

“I am excited and thankful that Mrs. Madge-Arkinstall accepted this role focused on literacy and lifelong learning. Linda has demonstrated great leadership in her roles in PSD and I know her colleagues will be excited to continue our Division priority work of programming, pedagogy, and literacy alongside her. She will approach and support this work with drive and commitment.

We wish Mrs. Sheryl Bridgeman the very best in her retirement. She has demonstrated visionary leadership, both at a school and Division level, and PSD is fortunate to have received her dedicated service. Sheryl’s passion for learning goes unmatched .“ - Shauna Boyce, PSD Superintendent of Schools

Linda Madge-Arkinstall, Division Principal
Literacy & Lifelong Learning

Linda Madge-Arkinstall has been a fixture in the Millgrove School community since 2006. That was the year she returned to teaching after taking some time off to raise her four children. She started as a Kindergarten teacher at Millgrove and she also taught K-1 music. She was also an Inclusive Education Lead before her foray into Administration as an Assistant Principal starting in 2016. Linda has been Principal at Millgrove School since the 2020-21 school year. Her journey in education began in Drayton Valley spent as the Grades 1-3 resource room teacher and prior to her sabbatical, she also taught at Graminia School in similar roles in Early Years classrooms.

Linda earned her Bachelor of Education with a Special Education minor from the University of Alberta. She has also since earned a Master of Education with an Area of Study in Educational Research and Specialization in Leadership through the University of Calgary.

"It has been a privilege to work at Millgrove School and I have gained so much from the staff, students, and parents and I will truly miss this amazing group. Their commitment to the well-being of children and incredible focus on literacy and numeracy growth is outstanding and I will take this experience and apply it to the position of Division Principal. I am excited to work with a new group of outstanding educators and grateful to continue the valuable work."

For further information, contact:
Mark Francis, Deputy Superintendent
Phone: 780-963-4010
Email: mark.francis@psd.ca

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