Principal Appointments for 2017-2018
Parkland School Division’s Superintendent of Schools Tim Monds is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments for the 2017-2018 school year effective August 2017.
With the announcement of Christine Ross moving into the role of Director, Quality Learning with Parkland School Division’s Learning Services and the move by Entwistle Principal Les Worthington to Wabamun, there were two Principal vacancies that needed to be filled.
The new Principal at Parkland Village School is Garette Tebay and the incoming Principal at Entwistle School is Murray Marran. Both successful candidates are new to Parkland School Division.
“We are excited for this different perspective and are looking forward to tapping into the extensive and varied experience of both Ms. Tebay and Mr. Marran,” stated Mr. Monds. “We have amazing leaders from east to west in our division and the addition of two quality individuals really bolsters our leadership team and will continue to build the culture we’re striving for in Parkland School Division."
Murray Marran, Principal
Entwistle School (Gr. K-9)
Murray Marran began his teaching career in 1998 as a Secondary IB French Literature Teacher at Western Canada High School in Calgary after obtaining his Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. His administrative career has more of a business and finance pedigree which led him to roles as the Director of Admissions and Director of Finance (Chief Financial Officer) for West Island College. He joined the High Prairie School Division in 2011 where he’s been a Principal, Assistant Superintendent of Finance and District Principal of Accountability for High Prairie School Division.
Murray has a Master’s of Education from the University of Calgary as well as a Master’s of Business Administration from Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C.
“I am honoured to be joining the Parkland School Division team,” said Marran.
“I am aware that PSD is a division driven by a commitment to students, parents and staff alike in the pursuit of excellence. This commitment is a guiding principle in my educational philosophy and I truly look forward to the educational partnerships I will forming in the years to come.”
Garette Tebay, Principal
Parkland Village School (K-4)
Garette Tebay makes her way to Parkland School Division down the Queen Elizabeth Highway from Fort McMurray where she’s spent her entire 13-year career in education. Garette has taught all grade levels from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Fort McMurray Public School Division including core subjects and music education. Her administrative career began in 2010 as Vice Principal at Westview Public School and École McTavish Junior High Public School in Fort McMurray. Garette spent the 2016 - 2017 school year as Principal of Beacon Hill Public School (K-6).
Garette has a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Music in Music Education. She recently obtained her Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Learning from the University of Calgary to go along with her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Prince Edward Island.
“I have admired the work of Parkland School Division over the past few years and am incredibly excited to become part of this team,” stated Tebay.
“I am looking forward to learning with the division and with Parkland Village School.”
For further information, contact: