Tim De Ruyck

WCPS appoints new superintendent for fall

Tim De Ruyck will start effective Sept. 1, 2021

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) will have a new superintendent of schools and Chief Executive Officer as of Sept. 1, 2021.

Tim De Ruyck, an educator from Manitoba, will step into the role this fall, taking over for current superintendent Jayson Lovell.

“We welcome Mr. De Ruyck to the Wolf Creek family and look forward to working with him to continue our pursuit of providing high-quality education for our students,” said Pamela Hansen, chair of the WCPS board of trustees, in a press release.

“Tim was selected from a field of truly outstanding candidates. We believe that his focus on student learning, his strong work commitment and his ability to work collaboratively are an excellent fit for building on the current strengths of Wolf Creek School Division.”

De Ruyck has 26 years of experience in education, as a teacher, vice principal, principal and an assistant superintendent with Mountain View School Division in Dauphin and as a superintendent with Turtle Mountain School Division for the past seven-and-a-half years.

He holds a a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Manitoba.

De Ruyck has a strong background in practical and theoretical educational leadership, as an active member of the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents (MASS), and years of service of various association committees.

He also chaired the south-west regional MASS group and has published several articles in the MASS quarterly journal.

“People who work within education systems are charged with caring for and being a part of developing the most precious resource we have, our children,” said De Ruyck in the release.

“This is a tremendous responsibility, and it has been an honour for me to be involved in a profession where I can make a contribution to the education of children.

“I believe all students must have a safe and stimulating learning environment, and that within that environment student diversity is to be celebrated. All students must have a strong sense of belonging within their school community.”

De Ruyck and his wife Sherry have three children. Tim enjoys watching his children’s various sports activities, as well as fitness training.

“I look forward, with tremendous pride and anticipation, to serving as superintendent of schools for a division that is caring, innovative and student-centered with diverse programming.”

Lovell announced on Sept. 15, 2020, that he would be stepping down after this school year to explore other opportunities. He will have held the position for five years.

READ MORE: Jayson Lovell stepping down as WCPS superintendent after this year

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