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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 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. The administrative consortium consists on of the administrative council executive, all superintendents and supervisors and two of the eight managers.


Administrative Council Executive

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Director 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. Noami 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 services, 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, grounds 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 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.
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, high school programming, distance learning and various high school programming, including 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 student senate, student awards, graduation and student attendance and suspensions.
Schools: Greenall High, Indian Head High, Kipling, Lumsden High, Milestone, Montmartre, Vibank, Whitewood, Wolseley High.
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Superintendent of Education, School Operations - Patty Brady

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 providing overall support to all school operations within the division by managing and deploying various professionals, including coordinators, psychologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behaviour coaches. These professionals provide services to students who require intensive supports through a response-to-intervention model of service delivery. She 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 leading and directing a team of Curriculum Consultants to provide specialized expertise to students and teachers across the school division in order 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 proactive planning and improvement at the school level and division-wide.

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 reliable, effective and innovative technology services to serve both educational and business functions. 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 for information technology support.

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 that align with our objective to 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 instructional and non-instructional staff. Guided by our Staffing Model Beliefs, Devin leads recruitment and retention efforts, responds to the human resource needs of schools and communities, ensures the integrity of internal and external 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 to enhance public understanding and opinion of Prairie Valley School Division and to engage and build effective relationships with parents, community members and other education partners. 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 Dreidger