School leadership for next year taking shape

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Palliser Regional Schools is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments for the 2015-2016 school year, effective Aug. 25.

Jason Prebushewski, Principal
R.I. Baker Middle School

Jason Prebushewski, current vice-principal of R.I. Baker Middle School in Coaldale, will serve as principal for 2015-2016. R.I. Baker serves more than 300 students at the Grade 5-8.

Prebushewski earned his Bachelor of Education degree from Minot State University in 2005 and completed his Master’s in Educational Leadership in 2011 from the University of Lethbridge.

Prebushewski has been vice-principal at R.I. Baker since September 2013. Prior to that he was vice-principal of Coalhurst Elementary for two years and started teaching at that school in 2006.

Current principal of R.I. Baker, David Fender, has resigned from Palliser to assume a new opportunity in a different division.

Greg Rollingson, Principal
Noble Central School

Greg Rollingson, current principal of Champion School, has been appointed to the role of principal of Noble Central School in Nobleford. Noble Central School serves about 230 students from early learning and kindergarten through Grade 12 and is the subject of a modernization project.

He earned his bachelor degree from the University of Lethbridge in 2004 and completed a Master’s Degree in Recreation and Sport Science (Coaching Emphasis) from Ohio University in 2014.

Rollingson joined Palliser Regional Schools eight years ago, teaching at County Central High School in Vulcan from 2007-2011, then Kate Andrews High School in Coaldale from 2011-2014.

Current Noble Central Principal Kathy Oviatt has resigned from Palliser to pursue an opportunity in another jurisdiction.

Jody Beagle, Principal
Champion School

Jody Beagle will assume the role of principal of Champion School, succeeding Greg Rollingson. Champion School serves about 100 Grade 1-9 students.

Beagle earned her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Calgary, majoring in special education. She served as principal of Arrowwood Community School from 2011-2014, leading students and staff through the challenges of an arson fire and reconstruction of the building.

This past year, she’s been the vice-principal of Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School.

Her 18-year teaching career has also included teaching at Milo and Champion schools. For two years, she served as a learning coach in Palliser, focused on assessment for learning practices.

Jon Roper, Vice-Principal
Trinity Christian School

Jon Roper returns to Palliser Regional Schools this fall to serve as vice-principal of Trinity Christian School in Calgary. The school serves more than 400 students from kindergarten through Grade 9 and is in the midst of a major renovation project.

Roper has been a teacher for six years at Glenmore Christian Academy in Calgary. .The school had been part of Palliser for most of that time, returning to private school status this fall.

Roper earned his bachelor’s degree with a Physical Education major from the University of Lethbridge in 2008. He is working toward his master’s degree in leadership and administration through Gonzaga University.

Prior to teaching at GCA, Roper served as program director for Camp Homewood on Quadra Island, B.C., 2000-2009.

Trinity Christian’s former vice-principal is Michelle Duimel, who assumed the role of principal this spring. That vacancy was created with former long-time principal Stan Hielema joined Palliser’s Central Office team as Associate Superintendent (Education Services). That opportunity was prompted by the pending retirement of Associate Superintendent (Education Services) Dale Backlin.

Dayle Vienneau, Vice-Principal
Calgary Christian Secondary School

Dayle Vienneau, a teacher at Menno Simons Christian School in Calgary, will enter school administration this fall as vice-principal of Calgary Christian Secondary School for the 2015-2016 school year. Calgary Christian Secondary School serves about 420 Grade 7-12 students.

Vienneau is also an alumnus of the University of Lethbridge, earning her degree with majors in music education and music in 2003. She earned a master’s degree specializing in literacy from the U of L this spring.

Vienneau has been teaching at Menno Simons Christian School for 10 years. She also seared as the school’s Alberta Teachers’ Association Local 19 representative.

Jadan Barthel, Vice-Principal
Calgary Christian Secondary School

Jadan Barthel also joins the Calgary Christian Secondary School leadership team for 2015-2016, in the role of vice-principal. He has been a teacher at the school for nine years and serves as the school’s Alberta Teachers’ Association Local 19 representative.

Barthel earned his bachelor’s degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. in 2006 with majors in Mathematics and Physical Education. He is planning to pursue a master’s degree in educational technology and neuroscience.

He is passionate about technology integration and exploring new ways of effective implementation.