New Assistant Superintendent!

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June 17, 2020

CHILLIWACK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 33

APPOINTS NEW ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

For immediate release:

The Chilliwack Board of Education is pleased to advise that Mrs. Paula Jordan has been appointed Assistant Superintendent of Schools effective August 1, 2020.

Mrs. Jordan is currently the Principal of Rosedale Traditional Community School in the Chilliwack School District. Paula has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Trent University, a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Education Degree specializing in Critical Studies, Counselling, and Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of New Brunswick.

With 13 years of administrative experience at the school level, coupled with extensive experience working as an educator in BC and New Brunswick, Paula brings a wide variety of skills and experiences to her new role. Her administrative history in Chilliwack includes extensive K-12 experiences, most recently at the primary, intermediate and middle levels. Paula also has experience working on and leading district committees aligned with the Board’s strategic vision.

Paula is married and has 2 children. She and her husband Michael moved to the area 14 years ago and Chilliwack has become their home. Their children Tucker and Jane attend Elementary School in SD33, in Grade 5 and Grade 3 respectively. As a family they are extensively involved in school and community activities including rugby, hockey and dance.

In accepting this appointment Mrs. Jordan noted that “education and people are my passion and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that this position presents – the opportunity to continue to grow professionally, to be a part of a diverse and skilled leadership group, to foster new relationships across our district, and to promote and support the amazing learning and work that occurs here in Chilliwack. I truly look forward to serving SD33 in this new capacity.” 

Interim Superintendent Rohan Arul-pragasam stated: “In selecting Paula Jordan as our Assistant Superintendent, our Board of Education and I recognize the extensive knowledge, expertise and abilities Paula brings to this role. Her passion, personal qualities and skillset will continue to support School District 33 in building an organizational culture that supports our District Aim of every student a graduate prepared for opportunities beyond graduation.”

The Board of Education extends its sincere gratitude to the staff, administrators and partners who provided input into the recruitment process, including building the candidate profile and participating in the interviews. The contributions provided were very helpful and the Board wishes to thank each participant for their time and valuable input.

Contact:

Rohan Arul-pragasam

Interim Superintendent of Schools

rohan_arul@sd33.bc.ca

 

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