Approximately 1200 Education Centre and school-based staff support Prairie Valley schools and deliver diverse programming to meet student needs. This includes approximately 100 staff in the Education Centre, over 500 teachers and other staff including educational assistants, principals, bus drivers, caretakers and administrative assistants.
The governance model includes 11 elected trustees forming the Prairie Valley Board of Education.
Director of Education, Ben J. Grebinski, reports to the board and is responsible for the administration of Prairie Valley School Division. The director is supported by a team of senior leaders in the administrative consortium.
Administrative Council Executive
Director of Education/Chief Executive Officer - Ben J. Grebinski
Ben J. Grebinski is accountable to the corporate board and all staff members are accountable to him as the director. The director of education/chief executive officer is responsible for administration of the division and is supported by the deputy director/chief financial officer and senior leaders in the administrative consortium representing portfolios in both Division Services and Instruction and School Operations.
Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer - Naomi Mellor
Naomi Mellor is responsible for the division’s finances, project management, transportation, communication and information technology and communications. She is supported by the superintendent of project management, the supervisor of finance, the supervisor of transportation, the supervisor of communication andiInformation technology and the manager of communications.
Superintendent of Project Management - Lyle Stecyk
Lyle leads a team of professional and trades staff to provide multi-year facility capital planning, monitoring and reporting, preventive maintenance and repairs and caretaking services, working to provide safe, healthy, well-maintained and efficient schools, grounds and other facilities. He is responsible for facility planning and management services, facility capital projects, risk management and preventive maintenance.
Superintendents of Education
Superintendents of education provide strategic, instructional and operational leadership that creates, maintains and enhances opportunities and achievement for all students. Key responsibilities include supervising school operations, analysing and responding to school and system performance data, evaluating instructional programs and learning support services, deploying a school improvement framework, identifying and deploying proven practices, project-based work and overseeing school-based human resources recruitment, mentorship and succession plans.
Superintendent of Education, School Operations - Mike Embury
Mike is responsible for nine schools and provides overall support to all school operations within the division for driver education, English as an additional language, French immersion, teacher on-boarding, home-based education, international students and student suspensions. He is also responsible for division-wide events, like We Day and the Arts Gala and division-wide professional development opportunities.
Superintendent of Education, School Operations - Derek Smith
Derek is responsible for 12 elementary schools and provides overall support to all school operations within the division for administrator meetings, attendance areas, learning improvement plans, school community councils, school safety, middle-years student senate and leadership conference, central cataloguing, the professional library and education technology. He also coordinates and leads the annual student senates and student leadership conference. Also within Derek's portfolio is Education Week and AMP It Up!, which provides enrichment in arts, music and physical education for students with special needs.
Superintendent of Education, School Operations - Dale Reid
Dale is responsible for nine schools and provides overall support to all school operations within the division for distance learning and various high school programming, inlcuding magnet, apprenticeship, extra-curricular, athletics and outdoor education programming. and credit recovery. He also provides linkages to other educational organizations such as the Regina District Industry Education Council, the Trades and Skills Construction Apprenticeship Program and the University of Regina. In addition, Dale is responsible for the administrator's academy, the high school stduent senate, student awards, graduation and student attendance and suspensions.
Superintendent of Education, School Operations - Patty Brady
Patty is responsible for eight high schools and provides overall support to all school operations within the division for early learning, literacy camps, First Nations education, Aboriginal language programs and Living on the Land programming. She also represents the division in inter-agency meetings and is reponsible for the First Nations student senate.
Communication and Information Technology - Ashton Calder
Finance - Lola Correia
Human Resources - Megan Rich
Learning, Assessment and Data Systems - Keith Harkness
Transportation - Cindy Laturnas
Accounting and Payroll - Janine Blyth
Caretaking Services - Kristine Klovansky
Communications - Sheena August
Facility Operations - Bob Ballantyne
Fleet Services - Gerald Silzer
Human Resources - Devin Jones
Technology Infrastructure - Dan Miller
Transportation Operations - Tracy Dreidger