New assistant superintendent for Wolf Creek

Submitted by Wolf Creek Public Schools

Mr. Jayson Lovell has been appointed as the new Wolf Creek Public Schools

Assistant Superintendent for People Services, effective June 1, 2010. Mr.

Lovell will replace Mr. Kurt Sacher who is taking on the Superintendency

of Chinook’s Edge School Division. Mr. Lovell was successful in a

competition that attracted a strong field of candidates from throughout

the Province of Alberta.

“We are extremely pleased to have Jayson join our superintendency

team,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Larry Jacobs. “Jayson has

been integral in moving our district vision forward, and he understands

the unique challenges of both our rural and urban schools which is vital

to our organization.”

“During my time with Wolf Creek Public Schools, I have had the

opportunity to directly support our many exciting initiatives and the

pleasure of working with many outstanding people throughout the

organization,” said Mr. Lovell. “Our strong district vision is

squarely

focused on creating success for all learners, both students and staff. Our

culture has evolved to the point where there are opportunities for

continuous professional development for our staff, which in turn benefit

our students by creating powerful learning environments at all levels. It

is an exciting time in Wolf Creek, and I am delighted to be a part of

it.”

Mr. Lovell has been with Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) for the past 17

years. He spent five years teaching at École Lacombe Upper Elementary

School before moving into school administration as the principal of

Alix-MAC School for four years, followed by five years as the principal of

École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School. Mr. Lovell then joined

the Wolf Creek division office as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum

and Professional Development, covering the one-year leave of absence of

Deputy Superintendent Del Litke. In 2008, Mr. Lovell became the

division’s first School Resource Leader. In this position, he assisted

Wolf Creek schools in their efforts in attaining the foundational outcomes

in the division’s Five Year Plan.

Mr. Lovell holds a diploma in Criminology from Mount Royal College, a

Bachelor of Education from

Canadian University College and a Master of Education with a focus in

curriculum and instruction from

the University of Alberta. Mr. Lovell has been very active in leadership

initiatives at the division level, including serving as the Chair of the

Wolf Creek Administrators’ Association 2006-2007. During the past two

years, Mr. Lovell also has led the division-wide implementation of the new

Social Studies curriculum and has been one of the leaders of the WCPS AISI

(Alberta Initiative for School Improvement) team.

“Jayson has done an outstanding job during the last two years as the

School Resource Leader, and throughout his career with Wolf Creek Public

Schools,” commented Deputy Superintendent Dr. Del Litke. “He brings

with him a wealth of experience to this position and will be a credible

and familiar face in all Wolf Creek Schools.”

Outside of school, Mr. Lovell enjoys golfing, hiking, playing squash, and

traveling with his wife of 18 years, Alda, who is the principal of Iron

Ridge Junior Campus in Blackfalds.

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