New teachers at Rimbey Elementary School

School year begins

There are a few new faces on board at Rimbey Elementary School this year.

Tara Nissen who comes to Rimbey from Hanna, is the Grade 3 teacher.

Nissen, who taught Grade 5 in Hannah for four years, is excited to come to Rimbey. This is her first year of teaching Grade 3 and she is very much looking forward to it.

“They (the students) are very high energy. It will be fun. I’m so excited.”

Rimbey Elementary School’s new librarian, Karen Vanderwal, is also looking forward to the new year.

“I really enjoy working with kids, especially in the literacy area.”

Vanderwal, who worked as an educational assistant at Koinia Christian School in Red Deer, is pleased that librarians have the opportunity to introduce other programs and activities into library based classes.

“I’m looking forward to being the librarian here,” she said.

Joel Longard, the school’s new physical education teacher, previously taught homeroom to Grades 4 and 5 in Ponoka.

Longard is married to Carol, a nurse at Rimbey Hospital and the couple have two children, Emma, three and Callum, one.

Teaching physical education is a passion for Longard.

“I love teaching kids phys ed and how to be active and take care of themselves. “


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