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School District 43 announces new principals and top jobs for fall 2023

Here's the list of position changes across the district representing Tri-Cities schools.
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The outside of the School District 43 (SD43) board offices on Winslow Avenue in Coquitlam. | Tri-City News

School District 43 (SD43) has announced more than a dozen new postings for principals, vice principals and other top jobs throughout the Tri-Cities catchment.

The changes mean new administrators will be in the principal's office at elementary, middle and secondary schools across the region this fall.

However, the postings come into effect on July 1.

A list of administrative changes is as follows:

Elementary school principal appointments

  • John Goheen moves from principal of Citadel Middle to principal of Aspenwood Elementary
  • Chris Hunter moves from principal of Parkland Elementary to principal of Nestor Elementary
  • Leanne Kemp moves from vice-principal of Scott Creek Middle to principal of Pinetree Way Elementary
  • Sharon McKay moves from vice-principal of Riverside Secondary to principal of Parkland Elementary

Middle vice-principal appointments

  • Harpreet Esmail moves from teacher at Learning Services to vice-principal of Maillard Middle
  • Anthony Veltri moves from teacher at Banting Middle to vice-principal of Scott Creek Middle

Middle principal appointments

  • Tamara Banks moves from principal of Nestor Elementary to principal of Moody Middle
  • Mark Clay moves from principal of Moody Middle to principal of Citadel Middle
  • Cheryl Woods moves from principal of Pinetree Way Elementary to principal of Summit Middle

Secondary vica-principal appointments

  • Jill Della Vedova moves from teacher at Learning Services to vice-principal of Riverside Secondary
  • Shelley McClenahan moves from teacher at CABE Secondary to vice-principal of Heritage Woods Secondary

Secondary principal appointments

  • Jeremy Clarke moves from principal of Pinetree Secondary to principal of Port Moody Secondary
  • Janine Close moves from principal of Aspenwood Elementary to principal of Pinetree Secondary
  • Glen Conley moves from principal of Port Moody Secondary to principal of Gleneagle Secondary

District programs appointments

  • Judith Payne moves from vice-principal of Heritage Woods Secondary to principal at Student Wellness and Safety and Suwa’lkh
  • Wendy Yu moves from principal of Gleneagle Secondary to District Principal of diversity and anti-racism

In addition to the SD43 appointments, three administrators left the district: 

  • Jennifer Nichols, resigned as vice principal Maillard Middle
  • Glenda Speight, retired as principal at Summit Middle
  • Rissa Wilson, retired as principal of Student Wellness and Safety and Suwa’lkh