Chinook’s Edge School Division acknowledged long-serving staff and welcomed 23 new teachers at its annual Celebrations evening last Friday.
“What is special is that we honour every level and every employee group at Celebrations,” said Superintendent Kurt Sacher. “It is so important for us to validate these people for the very important roles they provide in our division. As a large organization, we rely very heavily on all our people and it’s wonderful to showcase a number of them at Chinook’s Celebrations evening honoured staff; welcomed new teachers this event every year.”
Celebrations acknowledged staff for long service awards and included the ATA Induction for new teachers. The event also provided an opportunity to pay tribute to retiring staff.
Long service honourees (number of years) from the area included:
C. P. Blakely School – Lesley Bystrom (10), Linda Teulon (10), Shirley Skagen-Daniels (15), Regan Lynn (20).
École Steffie Woima Elementary School – Deb Carlson-McNaughton (20), Pauline Vallee (20), Ronald Vallee (20), Betty Welch (25).
École Fox Run School – Jeannine Bennie (10), Darren Pickering (15), Tracey Lynn (20).
École H. J. Cody School – Kerry Heisler (15).
Spruce View School – Glen Brooke (10), Valerie Fiege (15), Fay O’Donnell (20).
Division Office – Bonnie Pickering (15), Trevor Sanche (20).
ATA Inductees – Matthew Merkley, École Steffie Woima School; Jaleesa Hallgren, C. P. Blakely School; Amy Austin, École H. J. Cody High School; and Lindsay Hillman, Spruce View School.
Retirees – Cyndy Berry from École H. J. Cody School; Joan Budd, Deb Carlson-McNaughton and Kathy Leszynski from École Steffie Woima Elementary School; Barb Leedham and Charles Silk from École Fox Run School; Sue Charles and Barb Hanson from Poplar Ridge School; and Linda Snell from Spruce View School.