The Garden Valley School Division Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce the appointment of Donovan Giesbrecht to the 100% term Principal position at the Border Valley School Unit. This appointment will be effective February 4, 2019 – June 28, 2019.
Donovan graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree in 2007 and completed his Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa in 2015. He currently serves the division as a Grades 9-12 classroom teacher at Garden Valley Collegiate. Donovan has taught English, Social Studies, Math, Mennonite Studies, and Guidance/Resource during his 11 years with Garden Valley School Division.
Donovan’s educational philosophy belief, in part, states that “schools need to foster a culture of care and trust between staff, students and parents. This begins with relationships – with good listening, respect and honesty”. He goes on to state “the best leaders and teachers have a servant’s heart. They put the needs of others before their own. They lead by listening, asking good questions, and by encouraging those around them to reach their full potential”.
Donovan and his spouse, Jennifer, reside south of Morden with their 3 children. Garden Valley School Division congratulates Donovan on this administrative appointment!