Welcome to Highlands School!
For over a century, Highlands has been serving the students and families of the Greater Highlands community. As we embark on a new journey together, our dedicated staff (new and continuing) will work collaboratively with students, families and the community to promote health and safety for all.
I am so honoured and excited to be given the opportunity to be the principal of Highlands School. Like many of you, I have been part of this process since the beginning. I heard from many of you during consultations about your hopes and dreams for the new school community, including creating a new space that focuses on the arts, a school that is a true community hub and welcomes all students. It has been a deep learning experience, and my sincerest honour, to be part of building and creating the Highlands K-9 school that is almost ready to welcome students. In collaboration with the principals and staff at Montrose, Mount Royal and Highlands schools, we have collaborated in many areas to bridge the community building process.
I firmly believe that success for students starts with strong relationships, connections, and collaboration between students, staff, parents, community partnerships, and the greater school community. My previous school experience has included utilizing and supporting staff with a trauma-sensitive approach to educating youth. I also believe in arts programming and second language development. Therefore, we will continue to highlight their importance through programming and events at Highlands School. My experience also includes a universal approach to embedding Indigenous education into the curriculum and everyday school culture.
Moving forward, I am truly honoured to continue my career at Highlands School. To get the opportunity to lead and learn alongside a wonderful community during such a special project is humbling. I also believe it is critical to integrate the arts across the curriculum in authentic ways! Embedding arts with the curriculum is a gift and an excellent opportunity for student development, growth, and success; one student at a time!
Our website is currently under review and we are gradually updating information. We encourage students and parents to familiarize themselves with this information. Please reach out anytime if you need clarification on the information provided.
From the staff and I, we look forward to seeing and working with you all in the fall.
Yours in Partnership,