GPPSD is pleased to announce that Mrs. Corinne Kruse has been appointed to the role of Director of Teaching and Learning, effective at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
Corinne, originally from Virden, Manitoba, is married to Darren. Corinne earned her Bachelor of Education Degree 31 years ago from Brandon University and earned her Masters’ Degree in Educational Leadership from Walden University.
Corinne began her career in Fox Creek teaching kindergarten and grade 1, moving to Grande Prairie in 1995, where she worked for Peace Wapiti Public School Division before joining GPPSD in 1996. Since becoming part of the GPPSD team, Corinne has worked at Swanavon School and Crystal Park School as both a teacher and an administrator. Of her 24 years with the Division, she has worked as an administrator for 16 of those years and most recently as the Principal of Crystal Park School.
As the Director of Teaching and Learning, Corinne’s primary responsibilities will be to provide leadership and direction to school principals and to lead instructional processes in the Division. The Director will be focused on supporting school leadership teams with matters relating to implementation of the provincial program of studies and matters related to planning, instruction, and the assessment and reporting of student growth and achievement. Corinne looks forward to sharing her passion for evidence-based collaborative system supports and bringing a solid foundational experience to this position in combination with a collaborative spirit.
“We are pleased to welcome Corinne to the Division Leadership Team. Given her school leadership experiences, Corinne is well-positioned to lead our system’s focus on ensuring that all students in the Grande Prairie Public School Division experience optimum learning.”