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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 129 staff in the Education Centre, over 550 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/CEO, 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 managers.

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 Instruction and School Operations, Division Services. and Human Resources.
Deputy Director, Instruction and School Operations - Mike Embury
 
Mike is responsible for instruction and assessment, programming, school operations and learning support, and he shares responsibility for human resources with the Deputy Director, Division Services/CFO. He is responsible for all aspects of school operations, aligning and integrating effort and resources to provide cohesive and targeted approaches to create opportunities for students and improve student achievement. Mike works closely with the Director of Education/CEO and the Deputy Director, Division Services/CFO to provide strategic instructional and operational leadership.
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Deputy Director, Division Services/Chief Financial Officer - Naomi Mellor
 
Naomi is responsible for services including finance, facilities, transportation, information technology and communications and shares responsibility for human resources with the Deputy Director, Instruction and School Operations. Naomi also acts as Secretary to the Board, ensuring that Board meetings and business proceed smoothly and meet all legislative requirements. She works closely with the Director of Education/CEO and the Deputy Director, Instruction and School Operations to chart Prairie Valley School Division's future growth and strategic responses to a challenging and ever-changing environment.
 

Instruction and School Operations

Superintendents of Education provide instructional and operational leadership to the 39 schools in Prairie Valley. Key responsibilities include supervising school operations, analyzing and responding to school and system student performance data, and overseeing school-based human resources recruitment, employment and development.
 
Brady, Patty-.jpgSuperintendent of Education, School Operations - Patty Brady

Patty is responsible for the following five schools with a focus on First Nations and Métis education, early learning, French Immersion and English as an additional language programming: Balcarres, Bert Fox High, Fort Qu'Appelle Elementary, Kelliher, Lipton.
Superintendent of Education, School Operations - Dale Reed
 
Dale is responsible for the following 14 schools with a focus on high school programming: Broadview, Cupar, Greenall High, Grenfell High, Indian Head High, Kipling, Lumsden High, Milestone, Montmartre, North Valley High, Robert Southey, Vibank, Whitewood, Wolseley High.
Superintendent of Education, School Operations - Derek Smith
 
Derek is responsible for the following 20 schools with a focus on elementary schools: Arm River Colony, Balgonie Elementary, Clive Draycott, Dr. Isman, École White City, Edenwold, Emerald Ridge Elementary, Grenfell Elementary, Indian Head Elementary, James Hamblin, Kennedy Langbank, Lajord Colony, Lumsden Elementary, McLean, North Valley Elementary, Pense, Pilot Butte, Sedley, South Shore, Stewart Nicks.

Superintendent of Education, Learning Supports - Lorrie Anne Harkness
 
Lorrie Anne is responsible for providing support to all 39 schools by managing and deploying psychologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behaviour coaches who provide intensive supports to diagnose and address learning gaps
 
Supervisor of Learning, Assessment and Data Systems - Keith Harkness
 
Keith is responsible for reporting and analyzing system assessments, student achievement results, demographics, enrolments, and other strategic planning measures to support Division-wide planning and improvement.
 

 Division Services

Stecyk, Lyle-001.jpgSuperintendent 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.
Supervisor of Finance - Lola Correia
 
Lola is responsible for providing financial services 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. 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 education and business. This includes strategic planning, implementing and monitoring services, planning, managing and delivering  projects, developing enterprise risk management procedures and policies and defining service level objectives.
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 Division.
 
Human Resources
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. 
Manager of Human Resources - Devin Jones

Devin is responsible for developing and delivering recruitment and staffing. Guided by our Staffing Model Beliefs, Devin leads recruitment and retention, responds to schools and communities, ensures the integrity of hiring processes, and collaborates