Several Tri-City public school administrators and teachers will be saying goodbye to their students and hello new schools for the next school year.
The following principal and vice-principal appointments have been made in School District 43 effective July 1:
Heather Birnie moves from vice-principal at Centennial secondary to acting principal at Pleasantside elementary while Sally Maidens-Megalli moves from vice-principal to principal at Meadowbrook elementary and Lisa Rinke moves from vice-principal at Port Moody secondary to principal at Miller Park elementary; Kim Tompkins, principal at Pleasantside elementary, will do the same job at Castle Park elementary.
Meanwhile, a new principal for Roy Stibbs elementary has not been named.
At the vice-principal level, Andrew Corbould, current vice-principal at Citadel middle school, moves to vice-principal at Rochester elementary, and Rob Wright, a teacher at Armstrong elementary in Burnaby School District, becomes vice-principal at Aspenwood elementary.
Nancy Bennett moves from principal, Montgomery middle to principal, Moody middle; Mark Clay moves from his post as SD43's manager of energy and sustainability to principal at Maillard middle while Andrew Graham moves from Maillard middle to become the principal at Kwayhquitlum middle. Rob McFaul, principal at Miller Park elementary, moves to principal Montgomery middle. Cindi Seddon moves from principal at Como Lake middle to the same job at Summit middle school. And Darren Stewart, a Dr. Charles Best secondary vice-principal who's currently acting principal at Summit middle, will become the principal of Como Lake middle.
Kathryn Jung, vice-principal at Minnekhada middle, moves to vice-principal, Maillard middle; Tristan McCutcheon, vice-principal at Centennial secondary, moves to principal at Sir Frederick Banting middle. And Tony Romano moves from vice-principal at Aspenwood elementary to vice-principal at Citadel middle.
Kristi Blakeway moves from her post as teacher at Dr. Charles Best secondary to vice-principal at the school while Glen Conley moves from vice-principal at Terry Fox secondary to vice-principal at Centennial secondary. Lisa Dubé moves from teacher at Gleneagle secondary to vice-principal at Terry Fox while Darren Fridge moves from vice-principal at Best to vice-principal at Port Moody secondary and Mark Rao moves from his post as a teacher at Riverside secondary to vice-principal at Best. Michele Reid moves from vice-principal at Heritage Woods secondary to vice-principal at Centennial. And Alison Stuart, a teacher at Vincent Massey junior high in Calgary, will become vice-principal at Heritage Woods.
Perry Muxworthy moves from principal at Roy Stibbs elementary to vice-principal Success for All, a program to integrate absentee students back into the classroom.
Dave Sands moves from his post as principal of Castle Park elementary to manager of energy and sustainability,
And Stephen Whiffen moves from his post as vice-principal of Continuing Education to acting district principal for Continuing Education, replacing Sarah Husband, who is going on leave.
In other news, Bryan Cass, principal at Kwayhquitlum middle, is retiring, along with Terry Watt, principal of Moody middle, while Craig Reitchel, acting vice-principal of Banting middle, is returning to retirement.