The Garden Valley School Division Board of Trustees is very proud to announce that Mrs. Renae Hildebrand, former Principal of Border Valley Administration Unit and the new Principal for Pine Ridge Elementary School, has been selected as the 2018-2019 recipient of the Outstanding School Leader Award for Manitoba's Excellence in Education Awards.
On Friday, April 26, 2019, at an awards reception to recognize outstanding achievement by Manitoba educators, Renae received recognition from the Honourable Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Manitoba Education and Training, as “Outstanding School Leader” (see also Manitoba's 2018-2019 Excellence in Education Awards).
Manitoba’s Excellence in Education Awards provide an opportunity for the province to celebrate dedicated, caring educators who go above and beyond to provide quality education. Renae has earned the admiration and respect of her school community as a direct result of the profound, positive impact her exceptional leadership has had on student learning, engagement and school culture.
As a leader of quiet humility, Renae's leadership can be characterized as focusing on and serving others - her students, staff, and community – and empowering and enabling them for success.
The entire GVSD family would like to congratulate Mrs. Hildebrand on this outstanding achievement. We would also like to thank her for her commitment to her students and school community. Her exemplary contributions to empowering those around her to enhance student learning are most appreciated.