Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!
September 3rd brings a lot of excitement as we open our doors to students for our fourth year at Riverstone. Staff have been working hard throughout the summer to prepare the building for our community. We are very proud of the facility, the team of educators, and the capable support staff we have assembled for the upcoming year.
We continue to strive to be a part of an outstanding growing community; it is important to take the time to get to know one another and build solid relationships.
As Principal of Riverstone, I would like to share my background with you. I was born and raised in Grande Prairie. I have been with the Grande Prairie Public School District for many years, first as a student and then as a teacher beginning in 2002. Having taught grades 7 through 11, I appreciate the energy students bring to the school. For the last eight years, I have been in administration and have had the wonderful opportunity to engage with students in grades K through 8, including: three years at Aspen Grove School, two years at Alexander Forbes the Academy, and now four years at Riverstone.
In the education world, I received my B.Ed. through the University of Alberta. Further to that I completed my Masters in Education with a focus on Teacher Leadership in 2010 through Walden University.
With a strong connection to Grande Prairie, I greatly appreciate the importance of ensuring that school is a safe and energizing place to be. We have a wonderfully committed team of professionals who daily model their own commitment to learning and exploring with your children. I welcome each student and their family to our school, for after all, it is this partnership of family and school working together that makes our community fabulous.
As a staff, we will be working closely together to ensure that we are providing multiple levels of supports to students based on their needs to expand learning opportunities as well as opportunities outside of the classroom.
Please be sure to consider attending our School Council meetings or volunteering for the many wonderful events that they support. Also, listen to their podcasts, where they discuss interesting topics related to parents, community, and school.
If you're new to the school boundary area and are looking for a school - come talk to me or to my administrative partners, Mr. Colin Murphy and Mr. Jason Wall.
Miss. Jill Burgess