Devon Peck, Alex Wright and Derek Durocher have joined the teaching staff at Rimbey Junior/Senior High School. Treena Mielke photo

New teachers at Rimbey high school

New year begins

Rimbey Junior/Senior High School has three new faces on their teaching staff this year.

Devon Peck, Alex Wright and Derek Durocher are new to the school this year and all three arelooking forward to an interesting and exciting year ahead.

Peck, who lives in Sylvan Lake, and graduated from the University of Lethbridge earlier this year is teaching Grade 8 Language Arts and Social Studies, grades seven and nine physical education and Math 10-3.

This is Peck’s first full-time teaching job.

“I’m excited. It’s a great school community and I’m looking forward to the year ahead.”

Alex Wright, who is living in Rimbey, is teaching junior and senior art classes, Grade 9 language arts and grades seven and eight health.

Wright also graduated from the University of Lethbridge this year.

She is pleased to come to Rimbey.

“It’s a dream to be able to teach art and language arts as well,” she said.

Derek Durocher is teaching CTS woods for grades seven to 12. He is also teaching grades seven and eight physical education and Grade 9 health.

Durocher spent several years teaching in at a high school in Rocky Mountain House and also served as vice principal at that school. He also taught welding at Lacombe Composite High School for three years.

Durocher lives at Parkland Beach with his wife, Shannon and their son, River, who is in Grade 9 at Rimbey high school.

He is looking forward to the new year.

Durocher is filling a position left vacant by Tom Shukin who retired.

“He has left really big shoes to fill,” Durocher said.

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