CMSD82 2021-22 Leadership Staffing Announcement
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The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the following Leadership Staffing changes for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year:

Surinder Dhaliwal
Effective August 1, 2021, Surinder will assume the position of Principal for Thornhill Elementary and Thornhill Primary Schools.  He is currently the Principal at Thornhill Elementary School.  Surinder is a team player and a strong advocate for the success of all learners.  Students, staff and parents at Thornhill Elementary and Thornhill Primary Schools will benefit from Surinder’s proven commitment to student learning and his reputation as a team builder.

Sandy Kenmuir
Currently the Vice Principal at Cassie Hall Elementary School, Sandy will assume the position of Vice Principal for Thornhill Elementary and Thornhill Primary Schools effective August 1, 2021.  Sandy has always demonstrated passion in her profession, an understanding and respect for local diverse cultures and the importance of community involvement in making a difference in the lives of young people.  She is a passionate advocate for student success and has a reputation for bringing an enthusiastic, team-focused approach to everything she does.

Steve Wallace
Effective August 1, 2021, Steve will assume the position of Principal at Ecole Mountainview.  He is currently on a personal leave from his principalship role at Cassie Hall Elementary School.  His enthusiasm and reputation as a dedicated elementary educator and administrator with deep commitment to the success of young people at the school and community level, will serve Ecole Mountainview very well.

In the interim, the school district is actively seeking a new Principal and Vice Principal for Cassie Hall Elementary School.  A Canada-wide search will be initiated this week commencing with the Principal position, followed by the Vice Principal position.

We extend our congratulations to Surinder, Sandy and Steve on their appointments and wish them every success in their new roles for the 2021-2022 school year.

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

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