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Grande Prairie Public School District
Every Student Succeeds
Careers with GPPSD

Welcome from our Superintendent of Schools


Thank you for visiting the Grande Prairie Public School District’s Careers web page.  This visit could be the start, where your future with the Grande Prairie Public School District begins!

The City of Grande Prairie, with a population of just under 70 000 people, is one of the youngest communities in all of Canada and is a busy and vibrant community with the amenities of a much larger community.  The opportunity to participate in Arts, culture, sports and recreation, both inside and just outside of the City, are plentiful.  Grande Prairie is an exciting place to live. 

Similarly, the Grande Prairie Public School District is a vibrant and growing school district. With 18 schools, 6 of which are new since 2007, we are fortunate to have outstanding facilities to support our 8400+ students.  We are also a young district, with approximately 70% of our 8400+ students are in grades pre-school to grade 8.  Given that Grande Prairie’s economy is among the strongest in the province, and that GP currently has more children aged 4 and under than seniors over the age of 65, we expect to continue to grow into the future and we want you to be part of our team.

The mission of our school district is to ensure every student succeeds, both inside and outside of the classroom.  Our schools have a strong sense of community, as is evident on their Facebook pages, and it is our belief a strong sense of community helps build the foundation on which students will experience success.  Our District community is built, and fostered, at events like our annual Board Social, where Trustees recognize employees for their long service and exemplary commitment to our students and we celebrate the culture of Grande Prairie Public together.  Supporting our staff is also essential to student success, and in our annual staff satisfaction survey (completed last year by over 700 of our staff), over 94% of respondents identified they are satisfied or very satisfied with GPPSD as a place to work.  We have high expectations for our employees, and their satisfaction matters to us.  If you join our team, you will see firsthand that leaders in our schools and departments work hard to provide staff the opportunity to grow and develop mastery in their roles.

In short, with a focus on community, high expectations, personal growth and continuous improvement for students and staff, the Grande Prairie Public School District is a great place to start your career.  It is my hope that everyone who starts with us, will have a long career with GPPSD, filled with amazing opportunities, success, and memories.

I look forward to meeting you in person at our next new staff orientation.

 

Alexander (Sandy) McDonald

Superintendent of Schools