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CMSD82 News Release, Nechako Vice Principal & Uplands Principal Appointments, Feb. 19, 2014  (PDF Format)


The Coast Mountains Board of Education is pleased to announce the following leadership staffing appointments effective March 1, 2014:

Christine Goncalves

Currently an intermediate and resource teacher at Nechako Elementary School, Ms. Goncalves has been appointed Vice Principal of Nechako Elementary School.

She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Victoria and is pursuing her Certificate in Innovative Educational Leadership and her Master of Education in Educational Leadership through Vancouver Island University.

Christine has a wealth of teaching experience and a sound knowledge base in assessment and instruction.  Her enthusiasm for learner success and her reputation as a team player and relationship builder will serve Nechako Elementary School very well.

Julia Nieckarz

Currently serving as Acting Principal at Uplands Elementary School, Ms. Nieckarz is assuming the role of Principal at Uplands Elementary School.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from West of England University and a Master of Special Education Degree from Flinders University, Australia.  Her experience includes teaching Grades K–10, supporting teachers with the implementation of new instructional practices and actively participating in the Network of Performance Based Schools.  Her deep understanding of assessment and instruction and her passion for student success combine to make her a powerful instructional leader.

Uplands Elementary School will benefit from her energy, sense of humour and commitment to success for all learners.


Nancy V. Wells
Superintendent of Schools

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