Wolf Creek Public Schools announces new communications coordinator

Vince Burke previously worked for STAR Catholic Schools

Wolf Creek Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Vince Burke into the new Communications Coordinator role effective January 24, 2019.

“I am excited by this opportunity to join Wolf Creek Public Schools and help share the wonderful stories of division, school, and student success,” said Vince Burke. “Wolf Creek has a tremendous reputation and I’m honoured to be part of the school division.”

Vince earned his Diploma in Broadcasting from the Western Academy of Broadcasting College and is currently working towards his Diploma in Public Relations from the University of Victoria. To his credit, he has a Certificate in Emergency Management as well as Planning for Public Participation and Techniques in Public Participation.

Vince comes to us from St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic School Division (STAR) where he has served as Manager of Communications for four years. He brings a well-rounded depth of communications expertise from developing communication plans to crisis communication messaging, social media and website management to graphic design, event planning to writing multiple communications materials.

Prior to this role, Vince gained 15 years of experience in journalism and broadcasting; the Editor for the Lacombe Globe, Editor of the Camrose Canadian, Journalist with the Wetaskiwin Times, and on-air personality with two radio stations, focusing on connecting and celebrating communities. In addition, the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association awarded Vince for his work in journalism.

His philosophy focuses on people; connections, relationship building, and sharing successes. He believes that it’s the small things that create the best stories. Through our differences, individual strengths, and shared experiences, we can build bridges to help schools, students, parents, and communities.

“I am very pleased to announce the hiring of Vince Burke as Wolf Creek’s new Communications Coordinator,” said Jayson Lovell, Superintendent of Schools. “Vince’s background and experience in understanding K-12 education to communicate and celebrate the great work we do in Wolf Creek Public Schools will be an asset”.

Vince is a graduate of Ponoka Composite High School (now Ponoka Secondary Campus) and resides in Ponoka with his wife and four children. Growing up in Ponoka, he has a strong connection to the community and values what living in central Alberta means to families.

Please join us in welcoming Vince Burke to the Wolf Creek School Division.

-Submitted by Wolf Creek Public Schools

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