In mid-March School District 27 announced that Columneetza Secondary principal Gregg Gaylord would become principal of the new amalgamated middle/secondary school in Williams Lake.
Columneetza and Williams Lake secondary schools will be operated as one school on two campuses starting in September. The Columneetza campus will be predominantly for grades 7 to 9 and WLSS will be predominantly for grades 10 to 12.
This week Superintendent Mark Thiessen announced several finalized appointments related to the new secondary school model.
WLSS principal Silvia Dubray will become principal at Nesika Elementary School.
Ken Lucks, acting principal at Columneetza, will be the new vice-principal at WLSS.
Curt Levens remains as vice-principal at WLSS.
Cataline elementary principal Mike Grace will become vice-principal at Columneetza.
Nesika Elementary principal Grant Gustafson will become vice-principal at Columneetza.
All of these individuals have served the district in administrative positions for a number of years and will be missed by students, staff, and parents with whom they have connected in their current positions, Thiessen says.
“I want to thank each of them for all they have done for students in their current schools and their willingness to continue to serve the students in their new schools,” Thiessen says.
Other administrative appointments are expected to be announced later this week, Thiessen said.
Thiessen also announced Tuesday that the contest for naming the new combined secondary school closed last week with a long list of suggested names that will be reviewed by a sub-committee of community members, teachers and students to create a short list of names that will be submitted to the board for a final decision.