Welcome to new school leaders

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Palliser welcomes three new administrators to the division’s school leadership team, effective Aug. 28, 2017.

Arrowwood Community School, Principal

Shelley Davis Forman has been appointed principal of Arrowwood Community School

Davis Forman graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 1990, majoring in Social Studies with a minor in Native American Studies. She specialized in special education.

Upon graduating, she accepted a position as a resource teacher at Hazel Cameron Elementary (a school later replaced by Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School). In her years at Hazel Cameron and Vulcan Prairieview, Davis Forman taught all subjects from Grade 2-6. She accepted a position at Arrowwood Community School in 2006, where her experience has ranged from Grade 3-9.

Davis Forman serves on Palliser’s report card/assessment committee and the technology advisory committee. Earlier this year, she was presented a Reading Champion Award from Scholastic Canada.

Arrowwood Community School served about 100 students up to Grade 9 this year.

Menno Simons Christian School, Vice-Principal

Meghan Brown has been appointed to the role of vice-principal at Menno Simons Christian School.

Brown graduated from the University of Alberta and St. Joseph’s College in 2012 with a major in English Language Arts and a minor in Religious/Moral Studies.

She spent the first two years of her teaching career in Rocanville and Redvers schools, both K-12, rural schools in southeast Saskatchewan. Brown spent the last three years teaching Grade 8 English Language Arts and ELA 20 at Redvers, in addition to serving as the high school’s Response to Intervention Coach.

Menno Simons Christian School served just more than 200 students from kindergarten through Grade 9 in Calgary.

Calgary Islamic School Omar Bin Al-Khattab Campus, Vice-Principal

Fatima Sarhan has been appointed vice-principal of Calgary Islamic School Omar Bin Al-Khattab Campus.

Sarhan graduated from the University of Calgary in 2013 with two degrees: a Bachelor of Education in Social Studies; and a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies. In 2015, she received her Master of Education, specializing in leadership, through the University of Calgary.

Since 2013, she has been teaching Grade 7 and 9 humanities at Calgary Islamic School Akram Jomaa Campus. She was an instructor of Islamic studies and other courses with Calgary Islamic School from 2006-2011, when both OBK and AJ were privately operated. Previous experience includes several years teaching in Saudi Arabia.

OBK campus served about 470 students from kindergarten through Grade 9 this year.