There’ll be a new boss patrolling the hallways of the Rimbey Elementary School this coming fall following a decision from the local school board.
Wolf Creek Public Schools have announced that Mrs. Jodi Bramfield has been appointed as the new principal of the Rimbey Elementary School effective at the beginning of the 2009-2010 academic year.
“I’m excited to be going there,” Bramfield said from Ponoka where she is currently the vice-principal at the Ponoka Composite High School. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about the town of Rimbey and the schools that are there so I’m really looking forward to be a part of that.”
Bramfield replaces Don Wielenga who recently accepted a position at the Iron Ridge Elementary Campus in Blackfalds where he will become their new principal.
“I have heard nothing but positive things about the staff at the Rimbey Elementary School,” Bramfield said. “They have an excellent reputation and I’m looking forward to working with them, as do the parents, and the support they give the school, and I’m looking forward to working with them as well. The Rimbey schools have a good reputation within Wolf Creek.”
Bramfield will bring a wealth of experience to the position, including teaching positions spanning kindergarten to Grade 12. She began her teaching career in Peerless Lake for the Northland School Division where she taught Grades 5 and 6, followed by a return to her hometown of Calgary where she taught at a junior high school. In 1999 she accepted a teaching position with Wolf Creek Public Schools at the Lacombe Junior High School before her move to Ponoka in 2007.
“Jodi has a proven track record as an administrator in Wolf Creek Public Schools working successfully with students, staff, and parents at every grade level in our jurisdiction,” said assistant superintendent Kurt Sacher. “I have every confidence that she will be able to build on the strengths of Rimbey Elementary School and provide the leadership necessary to support the ongoing development of our 21st century learners.”
Bramfield joins her husband Bill, vice-principal of Rimbey Jr./Sr. High School, and believes the connection could be beneficial for students leaving one school and advancing to the next.
“I think it’ll help ease the transition for the students going from Grade 6 to Grade 7 and maybe we can work together on some programs to help ease that,” she said. “I know they already have some of existing programs, so we’ll try to keep those in place.”
Rimbey Elementary School is a kindergarten to Grade 6 school with 360 students.