In order to best support high quality learning programs in each of our schools, a reorganization of Education & System Services as well as Student Supports & Services was in order. Some previous education-based Director roles, including those that were left vacant by retirements and departures, will now be Division Principals.
Each Division Principal portfolio has been filled by a leader who has a specific area of expertise, and who will work collaboratively with our school-based principals to support students in the areas of curriculum services, instructional services, student services, achievement, and wellness and community partnerships.
“Our Division leaders have been doing great work and we feel that this reorganization will help us provide the levels of support necessary to reach our ultimate goal of student success and well-being.” stated Superintendent Boyce.
“We feel these roles accurately represent our vision for a Leadership team that guides our work, directly impacting three Key Domains of our education plan including Student Growth & Achievement, Teaching & Leading, and Learning Supports.”
Division Principals for 2021-2022
Leah Andrews has served students in Parkland School Division for 13 years. She began her journey in PSD as a curriculum facilitator and has been in her current role as Director, Learning Services since 2010. She has helped lead a team of facilitators that serve school communities in the areas of curriculum, student services, Early Childhood Services, educational technology, program monitoring and development. Ms. Andrews also has teaching experience in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 classrooms in High Prairie before landing in PSD.
“I am excited, honoured and grateful for this opportunity to serve Parkland School Division staff, students and families in this new role. I am looking forward to collaborating with administrative teams and the other division principals as we all work to ensure that every student has the support and services needed for success and well-being.”
Sheryl earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and obtained her Masters in Education from the Framington State College in 2002. She began her teaching career with a 5-year stint within the St. Albert Protestant School District followed by a pair of international stops in Quito, Ecuador and Monterey, Mexico over the span of 9 years. Bridgeman joined Parkland School Division in 2006 at Millgrove School and was appointed Principal of Parkland Village School in 2008. Mrs. Bridgeman has been in her current role as Principal of Blueberry School since the beginning of the 2014 - 2015 school year.
“It has been my honour and a genuine pleasure to work at Blueberry School for the past 7 years. I am looking forward to working closely with all Parkland School Division schools to build strong relationships with staff to support powerful learning opportunities for all of our students.”
Katherine started her career and journey with Parkland School Division in 1992 following a Bachelor of Education degree with Distinction from the University of Alberta. Her first year was serving students as a Grade 4-9 French teacher and Grade 8 Language Arts before making the move the following year to Duffield School where she stayed for 12 years teaching a variety of grades and subjects. She has served as Assistant Principal at Duffield School, Principal at Tomahawk School, Assistant Principal at École Broxton Park School and an Assistant Principal at Spruce Grove Composite High School. Mrs. Mann has been in her current role as Director, Instructional Services since 2019-2020.
Katherine earned her Masters in Education with a focus on leadership in June 2008. She has extensive experience in the areas of Instructional Leadership and has contributed on a number of fronts divisionally when it comes to assessment and reporting.
“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to continue this work and support a focus on literacy and numeracy.”
Christine began her teaching career in 1997 with Evergreen Catholic School Division as a kindergarten teacher. She has experience in both typical and alternate learning environments. Christine spent one year as Principal of Parkland Village School before moving into a role as Director, Learning Services with a focus on Early Education. Christine has served Parkland School Division as the Children Learning in Inclusive Community Settings Coordinator, a Program Facilitator with Learning Services, an Assistant Principal for two years at Muir Lake School as well as Assistant Principal at Millgrove School.
Christine earned her Education degree from the University of Alberta and is currently working towards a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary.
"I am thrilled to be serving Parkland School Division's students, families, and schools in this exciting new role of Division Principal of Wellness and Community Partnerships.”