Three new assistant principals within WCPS system

Riley Quance will be the new assistant principal at ÉSLCHS. (Photos submitted)

Riley Quance will be the new assistant principal at ÉSLCHS. (Photos submitted)

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) announced the appointment of three assistant principals within the school system.

On May 9 the school board announced the appointment of Melanie Jones as assistant principal at Rimbey Junior Senior High School.

“Melanie has embraced her role at RJSH and established herself as a dependable leader and valued member of the RJSH administration team. Melanie embodies a ‘lead by example’ approach in her work,” said Corrine Thorsteinson, assistant superintendent.

Jones has been serving in the acting assistant principal role at RJSH this year, replacing Chris Oram, who went on to serve as the assistant principal at École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School. She previously served in the role of vice-principal and assistant principal with Calgary Catholic School District.

“I look forward to continuing to work alongside the tremendous staff at RJSH, as well as strengthening connections with students and building relationships with families of our school,” said Jones.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary and a Masters Degree from the University of St. Andrews.

The follows another release from May 3, announcing that Riley Quance has been appointed acting assistant principal at École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School (ÉSLCHS) and Vanessa Lebrasseur was appointed as assistant principal at Alix MAC School.

Quance joined Wolf Creek Public Schools in 1999 as a teacher at Rimbey Jr./Sr. High School. He currently serves in the role of assistant principal at Ponoka Secondary Campus, and was previously the principal at Alix MAC School, and assistant principal at both ÉSLCHS and Mecca Glen School.

“(He) will be a great addition to the leadership team at ÉLCHS. He brings a commitment to affiliative leadership with students, staff and families. His passion for sports has enabled him to connect with students in a way that enhances his classroom and admin presence,” said Thorsteinson.

“Lacombe Composite High School is a great school, doing tremendous and innovative things. It has a great culture for students to learn and grow, and I am excited to be a part of the admin team there. I look forward to working again with the staff and students and building relationships with the community,” said Quance.

Quance holds a BEd from the University of Alberta and a Masters in the art and science of teaching from Wilkes University.

“(Lebrasseur) is a well-respected teacher at École Lacombe Upper Elementary School where she has also served as an acting administrator. She has demonstrated a commitment to professional development and positive relationships with staff, students and parents. We know she’ll be a great fit at Alix MAC,” said Thorsteinson.

She started her career with Wolf Creek in 2014 at École JS McCormick School, and has also participated in the WCPS Aspiring Leaders Program.

“I know Alix MAC has a wonderful reputation and is a tremendous school community. I am eager to join the team there and work alongside the staff, and students and build relationships with families and community,” said Lebrasseur.

Lebrasseur has a BEd from the University of Alberta and completed her MEd with City University of Seattle.

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Vanessa Lebrasseur was appointed assistant principal at Alix MAC School.

Vanessa Lebrasseur was appointed assistant principal at Alix MAC School.