Throughout my thirty years in education, I have served in a variety of teaching and leadership roles from kindergarten to grade 12. These experiences include the roles of school counsellor, integrated support teacher, elementary vice-principal, interim district principal and district counselling consultant.
I would like to welcome several new staff members to KELSET School. I am pleased to welcome our new Vice Principal, Mrs. Rae Dennett. Mrs. Dennett has served as an elementary and middle school teacher and brings to KELSET a strong understanding of inclusive education and leadership. She will be a wonderful asset to our school! I am delighted to welcome Mrs. Erin Young and Mrs. Alyssa Ellison our new grade 4/5 teachers. Also, welcome to Mr. Ray Stewart our new grade 1/2 teacher, Ms. Shelagh Pavlic, our new Youth and Family Counsellor and to Mr. Brett Mindus, our new custodian. We continue to work on staffing and I will update you as positions are filled.
Our main goal is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education within a safe, inclusive, supportive and challenging learning environment. Parents and guardians working together with our staff will ensure each student achieves their very best! Every student at KELSET is a valued and appreciated member of our school community. As the principal, it is important to me that everyone; students, parents and staff feel excited about being in our school each and everyday!
As we know, it does take a village to raise a child and research shows the many benefits of having parents/guardians involved in their child’s education. Your assistance as a volunteer would be greatly appreciated and valuable to our students. The first Parent Advisory Council meeting is scheduled for September 16th at 6:30pm at KELSET. Thank you for considering!
Please visit our school website to ensure you are receiving the most up to date information, kelset.sd63.bc.ca. Also, please explore our links to learn about daily events and upcoming activities. If you would like to contact me, I can be reached by phone or email.
Looking forward to meeting all of you and to a school year rich in collaboration, relationships and excitement towards learning.
See all of you on Tuesday, September 8th at 8:40 AM.
Principal, KELSET Elementary
250 655 4648