New Super in Place
A new Superintendent of Schools/CEO will be joining North Okanagan-Shuswap School District this summer. Peter Jory, currently the Director of Instruction (Innovation and Technology) in School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky), will take over the reins of School District #83 in August, 2017.
Official Trustee Mike McKay, who selected Jory, comments: “One of the most important decisions any Board of Education makes is the selection of its CEO. We are fortunate to have someone with Peter Jory’s background and skills taking on such a key leadership role in our school district. I know he looks forward to the transition to our district and to relocating to the North Okanagan-Shuswap region. He very much appreciated his recent opportunity to meet representatives of the district’s partner groups to hear their perspectives and share thoughts about the work ahead.”
He notes Jory brings a successful track record in strategic planning and direction, working with communities in a collaborative way and focusing on supporting success for every learner.
“I feel Peter is an excellent fit to lead the school district as it embarks on its new strategic plan during complex times when we are dealing with enrolment growth, space pressures and the implementation of a new curriculum and a collective agreement with our teachers.”
Jory states he is excited about the opportunity to work in North Okanagan-Shuswap School District.
“I am really looking forward to getting started and working with the SD 83 team,” he adds.
Since joining Sea to Sky district in 2012, Jory has led a number of significant projects for the district, including the development of a district technology plan and resulting technology initiatives, the creation of several new academies and other Programs of Choice, the expansion of the district’s Career and Trades Programs, the district annual school calendar process, and many curricular and instructional initiatives related to the district education plan. Most recently, Jory championed the district’s Communicating Student Learning pilot project for ongoing reporting in the intermediate grades.
Prior to his current role, Jory has previously held leadership positions in the Fraser-Cascade, Prince Rupert, and Cowichan Valley School Districts.