Several principal retirements have School District 43 looking further afield to fill administrative posts at local schools.
Several longtime principals retired at the end of the last school year, resulting in new faces at school offices effective July 1, five of them from outside the district.
Meanwhile, following new school administrative appointments have been made:
• Joe Jamieson, a Vancouver teacher, will become a vice-principal at Panorama Heights, and Leanne Kemp, a teacher at Aspenwood elementary will become vice-principal at Walton elementary.
• Elspeth Anjos is moving from acting-principal at Birchland elementary to principal at Birchland;
• Heather Birnie moves from principal at Pleasantside to principal at Mountain Meadows;
• Tara Fisher moves from principal in Delta school district to principal at Meadowbrook elementary;
• Don Hutchinson moves from principal at Ranch Park elementary to principal at Eagle Ridge;
• Robert Killawee moves from vice-principal in Surrey school district to principal at Ranch Park elementary;
• Kate McMeiken moves from principal at Mountain Meadows to principal at Central;
• Jody Moss moves from vice-principal at Port Moody secondary to principal at Mountain View elementary;
• Theresa Roberts moves from vice-principal at Scott Creek middle to acting principal at R.C. Macdonald elementary;
• Anita Strang returns from a leave of absence to become principal at Alderson elementary;
• and Ceri Watkins moves from principal at R.C. Macdonald to principal at Pleasantside.
• Colleen Castonguay moves from vice-principal at Walton elementary to vice-principal at Scott Creek middle;
• Mark Clay moves from principal at Maillard middle to principal at Moody middle;
• and Tristan McCutcheon moves from principal at Central elementary to principal at Maillard middle school.
• Beth Applewhite moves from vice-principal in Surrey to vice-principal at Pinetree secondary;
• Sharon Starr moves from counsellor at Pinetree secondary to vice-principal at Port Moody secondary;
• Heather Murphy moves from principal at Terry Fox to principal at Best;
• David Starr moves from principal with Burnaby School Sistrict to principal at Terry Fox;
• Lisa Dube moves from vice-principal at Pinetree secondary to principal at Encompass 10-12/COL K-9 and the Settlement Workers in Schools team.