Congratulations to Cynthia Campbell, Rob Coumont, Rori-Lynn Daniel, Melissa Meyer, Rachelle Taylor, Shevone Medicraft and Nicole Zimmerman on their appointments for the 2019-2020 school year:
Cynthia Campbell, Vice Principal, École Camille J. Lerouge School
Cynthia graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa and then obtained her Masters of Educational Leadership from the University of Alberta. Teaching in RDCRS since 2012, Cynthia has been a French Immersion elementary teacher as well as relief principal at Ecole Mother Teresa School and vice principal at Ecole Our Lady of the Rosary. Cynthia has supported French Immersion teachers as the Division trainer of the Accelerative Integrated Model (AIM) and as a mentor to beginning teachers. Cynthia belongs to St. Mary’s Parish as a leader in the Children's’ Liturgy ministry. She is currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Catholic School Administration at Newman College.
Rob Coumont, Principal, École Our Lady of the Rosary School
Rob graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts followed by an Education after degree. He then obtained a Master of Educational Leadership with a focus on 21st-century teaching and learning from the University of Prince Edward Island. Rob has been with Red Deer Catholic for 14 years in the roles as teacher, Learning Coach and LIFT support as well as assistant principal at Father Voisin before obtaining a position as Director of Inclusive Learning. Rob is known for his mentorship of teachers and administrators in the areas of authentic learning, online reporting, literacy as well as leading professional development for administrative assistants and librarians. Rob attends St. Mary’s Church and devotes his time to supporting sacramental preparation and youth programs.
Rori-Lynn Daniel, Principal, Holy Family School
Rori-Lynn graduated from the University of Alberta as an elementary generalist and continued her learning journey through City University with a Master of Educational Leadership. Rori-Lynn was instrumental in developing the Division model of inclusion and has worked with many school communities as a past member of the Inclusive Learning Team in the areas of early learning and inclusion. Her most recent work in-team has been at St. Teresa of Avila School and Holy Family School in the areas of leveled programming and assessment. Rori-Lynn is a member of Sacred Heart Church and has been active in St. Vincent de Paul ministry.
Melissa Meyer, Vice Principal, Holy Family School
Melissa is a University of Alberta graduate with a Bachelor of Education degree in Elementary Education. She obtained a Master of Educational Leadership from City University of Seattle. Melissa has been with the division since 2006, as a teacher in both Maryview School and Holy Family School communities before she moved into an assistant principalship position at Maryview School. Melissa has taught in a variety of elementary grades and in various classroom settings. Melissa understands how to meet the diverse needs of students, develop foundational skills of learning and create authentic learning opportunities for students. Melissa serves as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary’s Church and, in the past, leader of Children’s Liturgy.
Rachelle Taylor, Early Learning Lead Teacher, Montfort Centre
Rachelle joins the Early Learning Team and will have the assignment of the teacher at Discovery Learning Centre, in school support, and professional development delivery. Rachelle completed her Bachelor of Education Degree through the University of Alberta in 2004 after a rich background including serving in the Canadian Armed Forces for 14 years and as a firefighter/medic.
Rachelle began her teaching career with the division and has taught at St. Francis and most recently, École Camille J. Lerouge School teaching Pre-Kindergarten. Rachelle has been a part of the Early Learning team, teaching at Discovery Learning Centre, since March when she joined the team to cover a leave of absence. Rachelle and her family are active members at Sacred Heart Church and serves on the ministry of Children’s Liturgy.
Shevon Medicraft, Transportation Manager
Shevon has been with the division in the Transportation Department since March 2004. She has been responsible for overseeing the bus routing system, enhancing communication systems between Transportation Manager, shop staff, trainers and bus drivers as well as coordinating professional development for the RDCRS Transportation Team. Shevone approaches students, staff and parents in a professional, genuine and caring way of support. Shevone was pivotal in the 2019 Canada Winter Games success as part of the Transportation Committee ensuring athletes were transported safely to their venues. She was also a route planner and dispatcher for the 2013 Special Olympics.
Nicole Zimmerman, Principal, St. Teresa of Avila School
Nicole graduated from La Faculte of St. Jean, the University of Alberta specializing in elementary education. She then received a Master of Education from City University as well as the Graduate Certificate for Catholic School Administration from Newman Theological College. Nicole has held various roles in the Division including teacher, French Immersion Lead Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator and vice principal of both St. Teresa of Avila School and École Camille J. Lerouge School. Nicole is a member of Sacred Heart Church and based on her pastoral reference, “Nicole is a servant leader who is well respected by parish priests, administrators, and parishioners. She makes Christ known to all those with whom she interacts with through her positive attitude and cheerful disposition.”
May God continue to bless the work of Cynthia, Rob, Rori-Lynn, Melissa, Rachelle, Shevone, and Nicole alongside students, parents, and staff. They will begin their new roles in August 2019.