At River East Transcona School Division, we pride ourselves
on innovation and excellence in education. We are also extremely proud to be
staffed by extraordinary individuals who are committed to working with
students, parents and the community to create a learning environment that
encourages students to reach their highest potential.
superintendent/CEO, I believe it is worth stepping back periodically to consider why we believe public
education—and local autonomy—matters.
is the foundation on which Canadians build a shared understanding about our
world and our country. Through public education we communicate values and
beliefs that inform how our society functions and our citizens evolve. It is
through individual schools that different aspects of our shared social values
are best reflected, depending on grade level and cultural community.
purpose of our division is to educate students to be inspired, skilled,
responsible citizens. As each of us in the division works to achieve our
purpose, we are practising the intent of public schools.
As a division—and as educational leaders—we must keep sight
of our guiding principles as we face the challenges and opportunities ahead. Together, we work hard to serve the
needs of the children in our division, set educational priorities, strike
direction, achieve purpose and establish a positive culture with emphasis on
creating student success.
I am proud to be part of such a great team here at RETSD! Working together, we can continue to make a
significant difference in the lives of our students and in our community.