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Okanagan-Skaha School District announces staff changes

Principals and vice-principals named at numerous schools in Summerland and Penticton

The Okanagan Skaha School District has made numerous administrative changes for the 2024-2025 school year.

The changes involve moving principals and vice principals at schools in Summerland and Penticton. All changes will begin Aug. 1.

Chris Van Bergeyk, principal at Penticton Secondary School will be district principal of ConnectEd and district programs.

Travis Bond, principal at Wiltse Elementary School will become the principal at Penticton Secondary School.

Michelle Martin, vice-principal at Princess Margaret Secondary School will be the principal at Wiltse Elementary School.

Russ Reid, vice-principal at Penticton Secondary School will move to Princess Margaret Secondary School where he will serve as vice-principal.

Lindsay Guza, vice-principal at Skaha Lake Middle School will move to Princess Margaret Secondary School as vice-principal.

Katelyn Scramstad, district vice-principal of inclusive education, will continue in this role and will also support Skaha Lake Middle School as vice-principal.

Darcy Mullin, district principal of international programs, will continue in his role, and will also support KVR Middle School as acting principal for the coming school year. He will replace Cliff Schwartz who will be retiring July 31.

Rochelle Rooker, vice-principal at Summerland Middle School, will become vice-principal at KVR Middle School.

These appointments reflect the first year of the school board’s long-range facilities plan and the changes to student populations.

The long-range facilities plan will result in closing three schools — two in Penticton and one in Summerland — and restructuring of the remaining schools to an elementary and secondary school model. At present, the system has elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.

The changes come as a result of declining enrolment within the school district.

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