GVSD Announces Principal Appointments

newspaper principalsPress Release: Winkler Elementary School Principal

The Garden Valley School Division Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce the appointment Cindy Hamilton to the position of 100% Permanent Principal at Winkler Elementary School. This appointment will be effective September 4, 2018.

Cindy brings to the position 19 years of teaching experience with Garden Valley School Division, has completed her Level 1 School Administrator’s certificate, and is working towards her Post Baccalaureate Diploma in School Administration. Cindy is currently the Vice Principal at Winkler Elementary School and has served in this role since 2015.

Cindy’s educational philosophy belief, in part, states that “It is everyone’s responsibility to support the students in their education. The school should be a place where everyone, adults and children, parents, and community members, work together to assist and inspire each child to succeed. Inclusive classrooms are imperative for all
students to feel that they belong in their classroom with their homeroom teacher and together with their peers, regardless of their abilities. Celebrating differences and learning from each other is the best way to appreciate diversity and promote acceptance of others”.

Garden Valley School Division congratulates Cindy on this administrative appointment!


Press Release: Parkland Elementary School Principal

The Garden Valley School Division Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Friesen to the position of 100% permanent Principal at Parkland Elementary School. This appointment will be effective the 2018-2019 school year.

Carrie has served GVSD for 12 years, with eight of those years working in Resource & Guidance. For the past 4 years, she has served as the Vice Principal of Garden Valley Collegiate. Carrie brings a wealth of experience through many different roles from grades K-12. She has her Level 1 & Level 2 Administration Certificate, a Special Education Certificate, two post baccalaureate degrees with a focus in special education and guidance counseling/administration. In addition, she also holds a Master’s Degree in Inclusive Education/Administration.

Carrie and her family have lived in Winkler for 12 years and loves being a part of this community. She is looking forward to developing relationships and serving the Parkland Elementary School community in fall.

Garden Valley School Division congratulates Carrie on this administrative appointment!