Terry Hoganson has been appointed as the new principal of Bluffton School, effective at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.
“I am very excited and proud to have been selected as the new principal of Bluffton School. I look forward to getting to know the community, staff and students before the end of the school year,” said Hoganson.
“Bluffton has a great reputation for providing an excellent learning environment for students and I hope to build upon the amazing work that has been done by Nolan Krauss and his staff over the years. I will be working closely with Mr. Krauss and Mr. Walker over the next month as we begin the transition. I have had the opportunity to get to know both of them during my time in Wolf Creek and I know I am stepping into a fabulous school with an outstanding staff.”
Terry was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon. After completing high school he continued his education at Red Deer College before completing a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education Major and History Minor) at the University of Alberta. Terry moved to Calgary, Alberta in 2001 to start his teaching career at Rundle Academy, a private school for kids diagnosed with an academic learning disability. In the fall of 2012, Terry moved back to Central Alberta to become the assistant principal at Ecole Lacombe Junior High School. Terry has been involved in athletics all his life and looks forward to coaching a new group of athletes in Bluffton and getting involved in all the other amazing extra-curricular events that happen in the Bluffton community. He is in the process of completing his Masters of Education with Gonzaga University.
“Terry has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to Wolf Creek, including several presentations at 21CTLS, the WCPS Administrators’ Association, his school staff, and various other groups in the area of technology, classroom accommodations, and instructional design. Terry has been an active participant in The WCPS Administrators’ Association, New Administrators’ Cohort, U21C Community of Practice and has established himself as an actively networked educational leader through various social media forums for staff, students and parents,” said Corrine Thorsteinson, Director of People Services. “Terry’s commitment to Ecole Lacombe Junior High School has been highlighted by a focus on technology and leadership, as well collaborating on intervention and enrichment structures for students. He has connected with many students, parents and colleagues through his dedication to extra-curricular athletics and his proven track record for establishing effective relationships and his commitment to servant leadership will be an excellent fit for the Bluffton School community moving into the 2015-16 school year.”
“I know that Terry’s commitment to students, building positive culture, and instructional leadership will serve him well in his leadership of Bluffton School.”