Charlene Seguin, Superintendent of Schools, congratulates Mr. Rick Pooley, Assistant Superintendent, on his official retirement as of January 4, 2016. Mr. Pooley was a highly experienced educator and a valued member of the School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) senior leadership team who will be missed. We know that Mr. Pooley is looking forward to extra time to pursue his fishing and travel interests.
Ms. Seguin is also pleased to announce that Mr. Eugene Marks and Mr. Manu Madhok will become Assistant Superintendents effective immediately.
Mr. Marks is an outstanding educator who has served in a variety of roles for Nechako Lakes School District following his years as a teacher/counsellor at Nechako Valley Secondary School. Mr. Marks was principal at Grassy Plains School, in the former School District 55, prior to returning to Vanderhoof to become the vice-principal at Nechako Valley Secondary School followed by a principalship at Evelyn Dickson Elementary School. He has been a member of the senior leadership team as a Director of Instruction since 2007.
Mr. Madhok has spent his entire educational career in Nechako Lakes. Mr. Madhok is a well-respected and committed educator who has extensive administrative experience having served as the principal of Eugene Joseph Elementary School, David Hoy Elementary School and EBUS Academy. Mr. Madhok has also played a critical role at the provincial level having served on a curriculum writing team and on several advisory panels. He has been a member of the district’s senior leadership team as a Director of Instruction since the fall of 2011.
Coincidentally, Mr. Madhok was Mr. Marks’ student teacher in 1992 at Nechako Valley Secondary!
Ms. Seguin described both Mr. Madhok and Mr. Marks as experienced and progressive educators who demonstrate creativity, innovation and insight and is pleased that they will continue to contribute to the Nechako Lakes School District.