On Monday October 17th, the Minister of Education dismissed the Vancouver School Board and appointed Dianne Turner as Official Trustee. As an Official Trustee, appointed under the School Act, she will assume all the duties and responsibilities typically required of a board of education, including the obligations to conduct public board meetings and community consultations. She has been appointed for a minimum of 12 months.
Ms Turner previously taught in Vancouver, and was a Secondary Administrator for several years. She then became Assistant Superindent and then Superintendent in Delta School District. Most currently, she was appointed Chief Educator of the Province of British Columbia.
She has indicated that her focus will be to ensure stability in the district and in schools, and on a renewed focus on teaching and learning. She will work closely with the District and Senior Management Teams.
Please join us in welcoming Dianne back to Vancouver.
Principal, Thunderbird Elementary School