Current District Principal Steve Dishkin will be the new Superintendent of School District 49 as of August 1, 2016. Current Superintendent and Secretary Treasurer Norma Hart, who has held the position since 2012 , has tendered her resignation and plans to leave the District on December 31, 2016.
Hart will focus her efforts on Literacy and related initiatives for the remainder of her term from August 1 onwards.
“The Board is delighted to announce that Steve Dishkin, current District Principal, has agreed to accept the role of Superintendent beginning August 1st, 2016,” said Board Chair Nicola Koroluk. “Steve and his wife Lorna have been valued members of our community for the last fifteen years, contributing to many Community organizations. Steve has been actively working for the past three years at the District Board Office and assumed a variety of District portfolios.”
Dishkin recently completed his Masters of Education specializing in Educational Leadership through the University of Victoria. Dishkin has taught a variety of subjects throughout the District specializing in Music Education and French, and has a passion for Fine Arts and in previous years has been called an “outstanding” band teacher in the District.
“Steve’s deep commitment to provide the best education to all students will serve our District well.The Board is confident that he will be able to drive the changes necessary for our organizational structure over the next few years as we implement a dynamic and exciting educational direction that includes 21st century learning for our students,” Koroluk continued. “Please help us welcome Steve to his new position.”