Approximately 1200 school-based and Division office staff support Prairie Valley schools and deliver diverse programming to meet student needs. This includes approximately 100 staff in The Education Centre school division offices, over 500 teachers and oither staff including educational assistants, principals, bus drivers, caretakers, administrative assistants.
The governance model includes 11 elected trustees forming the Board of Education.
The 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 - Ben J. Grebinski
Ben J. Grebinski is the Director of Education/Chief Executive Officer of the School Division. The Director is accountable to the Corporate Board and all staff members are accountable to the Director. The Director of Education/Chief Executive Officer is responsible for administration of the Division and is supported by Deputy Director Brad Kyle and Chief Financial Officer Naomi Mellor, and senior leaders in the Administrative Consortium representing portfolios in both Division Services and Instruction and School Operations.
Chief Financial Officer/Deputy Director - Naomi Mellor
Naomi Mellor is responsible for the Division’s Finances, Project Management, Transportation, and Communication and Information Technology. She is supported by the Superintendent of Project Management, the Supervisor of Finance, the Supervisor of Transportation, and the Supervisor of Communication and Information Technology.
Superintendent of Education - Kim Kinnear
This portfolio provides services and supports to all students particularly those with diverse and intensive needs. These services and supports are provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals from several disciplines – psychology, speech language pathology, social work and occupational therapy. In addition to these professionals, consultants provide support for Early Entrant students, Prekindergarten and special programs (including Alternative Education and Functional Integrated Programs) within the school division.
Superintendent of Project Management - Lyle Stecyk
This portfolio is responsible for Facility Capital, School Maintenance, Operations and System Projects.
Transportation - Sharon Bender
Finance - Lola Correia
Human Resources - Megan Rich
Communication & Information Technology - Ashton Calder
Facility Operations - Bob Ballantyne
Technology Infrastructure - Dan Miller
Accounting & Payroll - Janine Blyth
Caretaking Services - Kristine Klovansky
Transportation Operations - Cindy Laturnas
Communications - Sheena August
System Projects - Kandus Rithaler
Fleet Services - Wayne Gabriel
Human Resources - Devin Jones
Human Resources - Chari Lalonde