School district names new principal

THE Coast Mountains School District (CMSD) revealed the district's latest staffing changes at the monthly school board meeting Feb. 19.

Director of facilities John Garossino, who joined the district in 2007 in that position, is leaving the district to take a similar position with the Vernon school district. The move will allow him to be closer to his family and grandchildren, he said.

At Uplands Elementary, Julia Nieckarz has been acting principal following former principal Todd Hollett's move to Caledonia Secondary School, where he is now vice principal.

She'll now take on that role permanently.

“Uplands Elementary School will benefit from her energy, sense of humour and commitment to success for all learners,” reads a release provided by the district on the appointments. “Her deep understanding of assessment and instruction and passion for student success combine to make her a powerful instructional leader.

And Christine Goncalves is the new vice principal of Nechako Elementary School. She's been an intermediate and resource teacher at that school until now.

“Christine has a wealth of teaching experience and a sound knowledge base in assessment and instruction,” reads the release. “Her enthusiasm for learner success and her reputation as a team player and relationship builder will serve Nechako Elementary School very well.


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