TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO North Island Secondary School Principal Jay Dixon has been seconded to the Ministry of Education to work provincially on curriculum support and resource development.

North Island Secondary School principal seconded to the Ministry of Education

NISS Principal Jay Dixon will be reporting for work from Aug. 1 to July 31, 2020.

It’s official.

North Island Secondary School Principal Jay Dixon has been seconded to the Ministry of Education.

Dixon will be reporting for work from Aug. 1 to July 31, 2020 (with the potential for a further 12 months secondment to July 31, 2021) to work provincially on curriculum support and resource development.

“I am looking forward to be able to contribute toward helping students and educators province wide,” said Dixon when asked to comment. “The new job will be based out of Victoria and I will be travelling throughout the province. It was a pleasure working within School District 85 over the past nine years at North Island Secondary School and four at Port Hardy Secondary School.”

Dixon noted some of his favourite moments over the years were “the development of our Connections Program, Outdoor Education Programs, time as Principal in Woss and SD 85 Online, the NISS totem, and most of all, the many students that I have had the pleasure to work with over the years. Thank you for your ongoing commitment towards supporting our learners, and the overwhelming community support over the years.”

He added he will still be very connected to the North Island, as “Port McNeill will continue as my family’s home base and I wish to return to School District 85 in the future.”

The Board of Education for School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) is also pleased to announce the following administrative appointments:

Effective Aug. 1, Stacia Johnson will become the Acting Principal of NISS. Johnson has 25 years of high school teaching and leadership experience. She has a Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Victoria. She is currently the Vice Principal of North Island Secondary School.

Effective Aug. 1, Emma Robertson will become the Acting Vice Principal of North Island Secondary School.

Effective Aug. 1, Gloria Gadacz will become the Principal of Sea View Elementary Junior Secondary School in Port Alice.


@NIGazette
editor@northislandgazette.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

North Island Eagles select head coaches for upcoming season

“We appreciate the commitment each of you make to the club and to your teams”

Ribbon cutting ceremony at Hardy Bay Senior Citizens’ new greenhouse

“if it wasn’t for the volunteers this project wouldn’t have happened”

Port Hardy Pride Day will arrive in September

Port Hardy will be celebrating Pride Day on Sept. 14 at Carrot Park.

Woss man attacked by black bear on remote logging road

“we are just monitoring the situation now”

Port McNeill Mayor Gaby Wickstrom wants to see previous cuts to public libraries reversed

The Ministry of Education has, over 10 years, reduced provincial library funding by $6 million.

VIDEO: Plant-based burgers may not be as healthy as they seem

Both the Impossible and Beyond Burger have more saturated fat than beef burgers

‘Beyond the call’: Teen in police custody gets birthday surprise by B.C. Mountie

Unusual celebration started when Staff Sgt. Paul Vadik went to visit the teen in his Coquitlam cell

Thunderstorms forecast across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for B.C.’s central Interior

Driver who killed B.C. motorcyclist receives absolute discharge

Chase family speechless following decision by BC Review Board

Lower gas prices slow annual inflation rate to Bank of Canada’s 2% bull’s-eye

Prices showed strength in other areas — led by a 17.3 per cent increase in the cost of fresh vegetables

B.C. moves to preserve 54 of its biggest, oldest trees

Fir, cedar, spruce, pine, yew set aside from logging

Report of dead body in B.C. park actually headless sex doll

This discovery, made at Manning Park on July 10, led police to uncovering two other sex mannequins

Grand Forks fire chief found to have bullied, harassed volunteer firefighter: report

WorkSafeBC, third-party human resources investigation looking into allegations complete

Dog recovering after being drenched in hot coffee, B.C. man charged

Man was taken into custody, charged, and released pending a court date

Most Read