November 7, 2019 - Parkland School Division’s Superintendent of Schools, Shauna Boyce, is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments.
Parents and guardians of Brookwood School are already aware of Principal Terry Caouette’s medical leave. Assistant Principal Diane Lefebvre moves into the Acting Principal role effective immediately, while Diane Lander becomes Acting Assistant Principal for the duration of Mrs. Caouette’s leave effective Monday, November 18, 2019.
“Our thoughts are with Terry Caouette as she tackles her latest round of chemo therapy to combat her health issues,” stated Superintendent Boyce.
“Diane Lefebvre knows that school community inside and out. Brookwood parents, students and staff will continue to benefit from Diane’s commitment to students and her expertise as the Inclusive Education Lead for the school will ensure a positive and welcoming learning environment for all.”
“Students will benefit from Diane Lander’s background in elementary and middle years settings. She will be able to tap into her 15 years of experience as a Grade 4 teacher and combine that with the unique perspective gained as a curriculum facilitator in PSD which has placed her in classrooms all across our division.”
Diane Lefebvre, Acting Principal
Brookwood School (K-4)
Diane Lefebvre’s entire teaching career has been with Parkland School Division. In fact her first year teaching was when Muir Lake School opened in 1980. She taught primarily Grade 5 and Grade 6 for 10 years before beginning her administrative career also at Muir Lake School. She made the move to Brookwood School in 1998 where she’s enjoyed the role as Assistant Principal and Inclusive Education Lead. Diane earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta in 1980.
“I am honoured to continue working alongside Brookwood staff, students, and parents. The dedicated staff, inspired students and invested community make this school a wonderful place to work!”
Diane Lander, Acting Assistant Principal
Brookwood School (K-4)
Diane Lander began her teaching career in 1982 and spent 23 years as a classroom teacher in the Greater St. Albert Catholic School District with various assignments including high school Math, junior high Social Studies, elementary Math and Language Arts and Special Education in junior high. She also spent a 4-year secondment with Alberta Education to support the implementation of the Social Studies curriculum.
Diane has been a Curriculum Facilitator in Parkland School Division’s Learning Services since 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Education with a Major in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Alberta in 1982 as well as a Diploma in Elementary Education with a specialization in elementary Language Arts also from the U of A.
“I am extremely grateful that the many facets of my work as curriculum facilitator allowed me to grow so much, and enabled me to build strong professional relationships with many colleagues at CFE and in all of our schools. I look forward to building even stronger relationships with my Brookwood colleagues so that collectively, we will continue to live out Brookwood School's tagline of ‘striving to be the best that we can be’.”
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