SD 71 appoints new superintendent

Dr. Dean Lindquist will begin his position early in August

  • May. 19, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Announcement from Comox Valley School District 71:

Board chair Tom Weber is pleased to announce that the Board of Education has appointed Dr. Dean Lindquist as superintendent of schools. Dr. Lindquist will begin his position early in August 2016.

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Lindquist to the Comox Valley School District. His experience as Assistant Deputy Minister of Education for the province of Alberta is impressive. Dr. Lindquist has been the Superintendent of Grande Yellowhead Public Schools, Deputy Superintendent in Aspen View Regional Division as well he has served as principal of both elementary and secondary schools in Alberta. The communities of Comox, Denman and Hornby as well as Courtenay and Cumberland will be well served. We thank our education stakeholders for their participation in the development of our selection criteria and for participating in the interview process.

“I am excited about joining the Senior Administrative team for School District 71 as their Superintendent” said Dr. Lindquist. “I know that this school district is recognized provincially as a leader in K -12 public education. I welcome the opportunity to further that legacy and look forward to meeting students, staff and community partners.”

The district would like to thank assistant superintendent Tom Demeo for his work as acting superintendent since January of 2016. Tom will return to his assistant superintendent role when Dr. Lindquist arrives and they will form a formidable leadership team.

 

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