Kolt Bell and Angela Tompkins are new teachers at Rimbey Junior/Senior High School. Treena Mielke Photo

New teachers at Rimbey High School

New school year begins

School’s back and everywhere empty and silent classrooms are filled with the sounds of noisy, young students settling in for another year of learning and growing together.

Rimbey Junior/Senior High School has two new teachers this year.

Kolt Bell, a recent graduate from the University of Alberta with a major in math and a minor in physical education is teaching Grade 7 math, social studies, language arts, physical education and health. He is also teaching Grade 9 physical education and health and will coach the senior boy’s basketball team.

Bell completed his practicums at Notre Dame and H. J. Cody high schools.

The new teacher is excited to be teaching at Rimbey high school.

“Everyone is so welcoming and amazing,” he said. “I’m loving it. I’m in the zone.”

Also new to the high school and new to teaching this year is Angela Tompkins, a graduate from Brandon University in Brandon, Manitoba.

Tompkins, who has her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees is teaching Grade 7 to 12 art, Grade 9, language arts and grades 7 and 8 health.

The young teacher is enjoying living and working in Rimbey.

“I’m used to a rural community and everyone is super friendly,” she said.

She is looking forward to teaching art.

“Everyone should have some art in their life,” she said.

At Rimbey elementary school Kaylene Reddekopp has returned after working at Bentley School last year. She is job sharing with Mrs. Ormberg as well as teaching physical education to all grades. Margaret Bjornson has returned from maternity leave and is teaching Grade 5.

There are no changes to teaching staff at Bluffton School or West Country Outreach School.

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