Kris Van Wieren New Principal at Carmangay School

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The Palliser School Division is pleased to announce that Kris Van Wieren has accepted the role of Principal at Carmangay School, commencing August 25, 2021, for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Kris started her teaching career in Alberta after completing her Education Degree in Biology and Physical Education from the University of Victoria in 2001.  Working at Picture Butte High School and Noble Central School until 2003 gave her the footing needed to call Southern Alberta home.  After starting a family, she made the move to Lethbridge School District #51 where she worked as a Learning Support Teacher at both middle and high school levels. It was during this time that Kris completed a Master of Education Degree in School Leadership and Administration from Gonzaga University.  For the last four years, Kris has served as the Vice-Principal of Kate Andrews High School.   

Kris brings a diverse teaching background at multiple levels with a focus on positive relationships in an inclusive and caring environment. 

“I believe each child is a unique individual who requires multiple approaches to support her/his fullest learning potential.  A teacher’s genuine relationship based on mutual respect and trust with every student allows this learning to take place,” noted Kris.  “I am thrilled to be working with the dedicated staff, and supporting the amazing students and families at Carmangay School.” 

Although Kris is sad to be leaving Kate Andrews High School, she is grateful for her time there.  “It has truly been a pleasure.  I have learned from all of you, and I have appreciated every minute of it.  I wish you all the very best.” 

Kris continues to live with her family in Southern Alberta and enjoys running, spending time skiing, hiking, and traveling with her family. Congratulations Kris!