New Elementary Principal for 2020-2021 & Board Members Needed

It is my pleasure to announce that we have completed our process to select our new Elementary Principal starting in the 2020-2021 school year. It was an extended process with involvement from various stakeholder groups and facilitated by a Search Committee of 12 dedicated staff members. We want to also thank the students, parents, and staff members involved in the various stakeholder groups that met with and provided feedback about all of our candidates. We had 6 finalists out of a candidate pool of over 70 applicants. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to …

Jay Michael Fladager

Jay will be coming to us with a wonderful set of credentials from a broad range of experiences in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.  All who met with him from our various stakeholder groups admired his kind spirit and genuine nature.  Equally, his wife Kira and son, Cale, are very excited to join us after their wonderful visit along with Jay a short few weeks ago.  From Jay’s personal statement for the committee:

As a school administrator for the past fifteen years I have been responsible for all aspects of motivating and leading a team of educators and support staff for value-added gains in student achievement, community engagement, innovation and improvement.

ASW has a wonderful reputation as a school that embraces student’s learning potential and prepares them for future success. I have long believed that the key to high achievement, independent, engaged self-motivated learners and workforce readiness is to personalize the education experience to our learners. This includes knowing our children as both people and students and therefore understanding their passions, skills and personal goals.

You can review Jay’s resume and introductory poster for more information. I know you will all join me in welcoming the Fladager family as our latest Warriors!

Seeking Board Members!!

Similar to last year, the BoT is seeking candidates for Trustees (U.S. citizens and Non-U.S. citizens) who will begin serving in the 2020-2021 school year. This process, overseen by the BoT Governance Committee, begins now with a call for both applications for appointment and nominations for election through a unified form completed by April 17, 2020. The link to our form is here:

The Board is currently seeking community members with experience in fields like human resources, fundraising, development, and strategic planning. We are also seeking members with strong social networks within both ASW and our host community. Most importantly, the BoT needs parents who are committed to the values, mission, and vision of our community and the long-term wellbeing of our school and its students.

You can find more information about the BoT, including the composition of the board and qualifications at the following link:

Finally, we are opening a virtual Q&A session on Zoom with board members standing by to tell you more about board work and share insights into their role. Please try to join us on Friday at 6:00 p.m. in a Zoom open session for all who would like to find out more.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 401 798 225

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