New principal appointments announced

Ken Lucks, vice-principal of Columneetza Secondary School has been temporarily reassigned as principal of Columneetza Secondary School.

  • Mar. 20, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Ken Lucks, vice-principal of Columneetza Secondary School has been temporarily reassigned as principal of Columneetza Secondary School.

Lucks is filling in for Columneetza principal Gregg Gaylord who was appointed earlier as the overall principal of the new combined Columneetza/Williams Lake one school/two campus secondary school effective April 1.

Lucks has been employed with School District 27 since 1989. He has served as principal of GROW and Alexis Creek Elementary/Rural Secondary schools and vice-principal of 100 Mile House Junior Secondary School. Ken has also taught at Columneetza and Anne Stevenson Secondary Schools.

David Corbett, teacher at Columneetza Secondary School has been temporarily appointed as vice-principal of Columneetza Secondary School. Dave has been employed with School District 27 since 1987 and has taught at Columneetza, Skyline, and Williams Lake Junior Secondary Schools.

“I want to thank those individuals for providing leadership during a time of change,” said Superintendent of Schools Mark Thiessen in making the announcement March 15.

The school district has also appointed David DeRose to the position of District Principal, First Nations Education.

DeRose will be returning to the district after working for Gold Trail School District as district principal of Aboriginal education since August 2010. Along with the recent experience, DeRose brings a wide range of skills and talents to this position.

He has held the positions of vice-principal of 100 Mile House Junior secondary, principal of Likely, Tatla Lake and Naghtaneqed schools and in 1999 served as principal of the Lower Nicola Indian Band School in Merritt.

“We look forward to Dave being a valuable addition to the First Nations Department in School District 27,” Thiessen said.