School District No. 19 welcomes new Revelstoke Secondary School Vice Principal and Arrow Heights Elementary Principal

Superintendent of Schools Roberta Kubik welcomes a new Revelstoke Secondary School Vice Principal and Arrow Heights Elementary School Principal; the educators will assume their new roles on Nov. 1, 2022.

School District No. 19 announces new RSS Vice Principal and AHE Principal in Monday morning press release. Photo: Arrow Heights Elementary/ SD 19

Superintendent of Schools Roberta Kubik welcomes Stacey Grimm as Revelstoke Secondary School’s (RSS) new Vice Principal and Pam Mair as Arrow Heights Elementary’s (AHE) Principal in a press release on Monday, October 24, 2022.

The education leaders will begin their roles on November 1.

Stacey Grimm will be Revelstoke Secondary School’s new Vice Principal. Photo: SD 19

“Ms. Grimm comes with a breadth of experience. Her student-centred approach, instructor experience with Okanagan College, and nine years as RSS Professional Development Chair is an asset to this position,” writes Kubik about RSS’s new Vice Principal.

Pam Mair will be Arrow Heights Elementary Schools new Principal. Photo: SD19

“Ms. Mair has been a leader in the Revelstoke education system for 27 years. She is a teacher mentor, a long-standing member of the Professional Development Committee, and modelled many aspects of Inquiry and Learning projects,” says Kubik about AHE’s new Principal.

The school district says postings for both positions garnered a deep pool of applicants. Twelve applications were reviewed by the Selection Committee,  and six were selected for the interview process.

Kubik says a highlight in the interview process included candidates’ addressing the following questions:

  • How would you weave Indigenous ways of Knowing and Being throughout the school?
  • How would you support a teacher’s understanding of learning through the lens of Indigenous peoples’ culture and language within the learning environment?

Grimm will take over for the current RSS vice principal, Jodi Wallach, and Mair will assume  Rita Tedesco’s role as AHE Principal. Wallach has been at RSS for 27 years as a math teacher, counsellor, and vice principal. Tedesco has worked with students at AHE for close to six years.

Wallach and Tedesco will be joining the District Leadership team this fall in a new capacity to support the roles and responsibilities of the retiring District Principal of Learning Services. Superintendent Kubik says this role will allow the educators’ strengths and talents to permeate throughout the entire school district.

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