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Prairie Valley School Division
Administrative Team

​Approximately 1,200 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 Board members 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. The administrative consortium consists of the administrative council executive, all superintendents and supervisors and two of the eight managers.


Administrative Council Executive

Grebinski, Ben-007.jpgDirector of Education/Chief Executive Officer - Ben J. Grebinski

Ben is responsible for the leadership, direction and vision to develop and sustain a high-performing organization focused on creating opportunities and supporting achievement for all students and overseeing the business operations of the school division in accordance with legislation, regulations, board policies and Ministry of Education requirements. He is accountable to the corporate board and all staff members are accountable to him as the director. He 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.
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Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer - Naomi Mellor
Naomi is responsible for non-instructional services including finance, facilities, transportation, information technology and communications as well as human resources recruiting, mentoring and succession planning. Naomi also acts as Secretary to the Board and partners closely with the Director of Education and the Deputy Director of Instruction and School Operations to chart Prairie Valley School Division's future growth and strategic responses to a challenging and ever-changing environment.

Superintendent of Project Management

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Superintendent of Project Management - Lyle Stecyk
Lyle is responsible for facility planning and management, facility capital projects, risk management and preventive maintenance. He 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 and other facilities.

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, analyzing 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 elementary/high schools, 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.
Schools: Cupar, École White City, Emerald Ridge, Lumsden Elementary, North Valley Elementary, North Valley High, Pense, Robert Southey, Stewart Nicks.
Superintendent of Education, School Operations - Derek Smith
Derek is responsible for 12 elementary schools, administrator meetings, attendance areas, learning improvement plans, school community council, middle-years student senate and leadership conference, central cataloguing and education technology. Also within Derek's portfolio is Education Week and AMP It Up!, arts, music and physical education activities for students with special needs.
Schools: Arm River Colony, Balgonie Elementary, Clive Draycott, Dr. Isman, Edenwold, Indian Head Elementary, James Hamblin, Kennedy Langbank, Lajord Colony, Pilot Butte, Sedley, South Shore.
Superintendent of Education, School Operations - Dale Reed
Dale is responsible for nine elementary/high schools with a focus on high schools and programming, including distance learning, magnet, apprenticeship, extra-curricular, athletics and outdoor education. He also liasses with industry and post-secondary partners and is responsible for the administrator's academy, high school student senate, awards, graduation, attendance and suspensions.
Schools: Greenall High, Indian Head High, Kipling, Lumsden High, Milestone, Montmartre, Vibank, Whitewood, Wolseley High.
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Patty is responsible for nine elementary/high schools, early learning, literacy camps, First Nations education strategic planning and program delivery, the First Nations student senate, and Aboriginal language programs. She also represents the division on the Provincial Early Learning Team and in regional inter-agency meetings.

Schools: Balcarres, Bert Fox High, Broadview, Fort Qu'Appelle Elementary, Grenfell Elementary, Grenfell High, Kelliher, Lipton, McLean.


Superintendent of Education, Learning Supports - Lorrie Anne Harkness
Lorrie Anne is responsible for overall support to all schools by managing and deploying coordinators, psychologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behaviour coaches who provide intensive supports through response-to-intervention service delivery. Lorrie Anne also monitors and supports student services teachers and educational assistants.
Schools: Lorrie Anne provides support to all thirty-nine schools.

Supervisor of Learning, Assessment and Data Systems

Supervisor of Learning, Assessment and Data Systems - Keith Harkness
Keith is responsible for a team of Curriculum Consultants who provide specialized expertise to students and teachers across the school division to improve opportunities and achievement for students. Keith is also responsible for the compilation, analysis and dissemination of system demographic and student performance data to support division-wide planning and improvement.

Supervisors and Managers of Division Services

Supervisors provide strategic and operational leadership for services that support instruction, including the departments of Human Resources, Finance, Transportation, Information Technology and Communications. Key responsibilities vary by department.

Supervisor of Finance - Lola Correia
Lola is responsible for providing financial services and programs that meet best practices, audit and Ministry of Education standards. This includes central accounting, analysis, financial reporting, payroll, risk management, asset management, records management, central purchasing, internal audit and business process improvement services across the Division.
Supervisor of Transportation - Cindy Laturnas
Cindy is responsible for providing safe, efficient and reliable transportation services that meet regulatory standards and policy. This includes liaising with schools and families and providing bussing and other transportation services, safety programs, staff recruitment, professional development and capital asset management.  


Supervisor of Communications, Information and Technology - Ashton Calder
Ashton is responsible for providing technology services to serve both education and business. This includes overseeing strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of information technology services, planning, managing and delivering information technology projects, developing enterprise risk management procedures and policies and defining service level objectives.
Supervisor of Human Resources - Megan Rich

Megan is responsible for building strong relationships with employees across the school division and developing strategies that promote safe, healthy, productive and positive work environments and help deliver the best possible educational services to students. Megan also develops and implements the employee relations strategy and work environment for Prairie Valley School Division.

Manager of Human Resources - Devin Jones

Devin is responsible for developing and delivering a full range of strategic and operational human resource services in support of staff. Guided by our Staffing Model Beliefs, Devin leads recruitment and retention, responds to schools and communities, ensures the integrity of hiring processes, and collaborates to deliver effective orientation, learning and professional development. 

Manager of Communications - Sheena August

Sheena is responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating communications strategies. This includes creating communications materials and managing media relations, special events and the division's website. Sheena also acts as the Privacy and Access to Information Officer for the school division.


Accounting and Payroll - Janine Blyth
Caretaking Services - Kristine Klovansky
Facility Operations - Bob Ballantyne
Fleet Services - Gerald Silzer
Technology Infrastructure - Dan Miller
Transportation Operations - Tracy Driedger