Principals shuffled at SD43

With a new year come new faces in principals’ offices at Tri-City Public schools. The following School District 43 appointments will be made effective Jan. 30:




• Shirly Bawa, principal of Riverview Park elementary, becomes principal at Pinetree Way.

• Heathear Birnie, acting principal at Pleasantside elementary, becomes principal at Pleasantside.

• Frank Pearse, vice-principal at Montgomery middle, becomes principal at Birchland elementary.

• Christine Potter-Smith, vice-principal at Kwayhquitlum middle, becomes principal Moody elementary.

• Michele Reid, vice-principal at Centennial secondary, becomes acting Harbourview elementary principal.

• Dennis Shannon, principal at Moody elementary, becomes principal at Riverview Park.

• Lisa Salloum, principal at Birchland elementary, becomes principal at Bramblewood elementary.

• Tony Romano, vice-principal at Citadel middle, becomes vice-principal at Glen elementary.




• Pam Becker, teacher at Harbour View elementary, becomes vice-principal Pitt River middle.

• Nicole Daneault, teacher, staff development, becomes vice-principal at Kwayhquitlum middle.

• Dave Dunningan, teacher at Alderson elementary and faculty advisor and adjunct professor at UBC, becomes vice-principal Citadel middle.

• Dawn Holden, vice-principal Glen elementary, becomes vice-principal Montgomery middle.

• Carmel Smith, vice-principal, Pitt River middle, becomes vice-principal Como Lake middle.




• Bryn Williams, teacher with the Burnaby School District, becomes vice-principal Centennial secondary.

• Cheryl Woods, teacher at Alpha secondary in Burnaby, becomes vice-principal Pinetree secondary.

In other district appointments, Dave Truss, vice-principal of Learning Innovations Network Coquitlam (LINC) becomes vice-principal of Coquitlam Open Learning (COL) and Stephen Whiffen, acting district principal of LINC/COL becomes district principal COL.


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