Nick Pascuzzi will be the new principal of Howe Sound Secondary School and Robin Kirk will be the new principal of Don Ross Secondary School. Both start their new term on Ausgust 1, 2015, according to a press release issues by SD 48.
SD 48 has also announced Brayden Gordon to the position of Vice-Principal at Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School, and Stuart Bent to be appointed as the Vice-Principal at Don Ross Secondary School. Both will take their new positions on August 1, 2015.
Pascuzzi holds a Masters Degree in Education Administration and Special Education, as well as a Bachelor of Education Degree with a Major in Special Education (K-12) and has 30 years as a teacher and educational leader at the local school district with over twenty years’ experience in administrative roles. During these years, he was the Vice-Principal at Squamish Elementary and Myrtle Phillip Elementary and Principal at Squamish Elementary, Garibaldi Highlands Elementary, and Don Ross Secondary.
As a professional educator, Nick has played an active role within the school district to become directly involved in creating a positive school climate, said school superintendent, Lisa McCullough.
The newly appointed principal for Don Ross Secondary, Robin Kirk, holds a masters degree in Urban Educational Administration as well as a bachelors degree in science and a bachelor of education in Intermediate/Senior Science and Math. She has over 18 years in the Ontario and BC education sector as a teacher, Vice-Principal and Summer School Principal. She has also worked as an Administrator overseas and is presently a Vice-Principal at King George Secondary School with the Vancouver School Board.
Brayden Gordon holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership Administration and brings over 12 years of educational learning and experience to his role. Additionally, he holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelors Degree in Human Kinetics.
During his teaching career, Brayden has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. Most recently, he has filled the role of Vice-Principal at Don Ross Secondary School. Previously, at the West Vancouver School District, he held the roles of Vice-Principal (Summer Learning), Head Teacher and Innovation Team Facilitator (Hollyburn Elementary) and Student Orientation Program Teacher.
Stuart Bent holds a Master of Education (Administration) with a Bachelor of Education (English and Social Studies). He has over twenty years of experience in education, having served in both teaching and administrative positions. Over the 2014/15 school year, Stuart filled the role of a mobile District leader allowing the short-term administration District needs to be met.