by Morinville News Staff
Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools announced June 7 that Dr. Rhonda Nixon was appointed the new assistant superintendent for the District and that she will assume the leadership role for Curriculum and Learning Services.
In a media release, the District says Nixon “brings extensive knowledge, experience and expertise to Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools from her previous roles working in a large school jurisdiction and at the University of Alberta and the University of Victoria.”
She is described as a devout Catholic who has a B.Ed., M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Elementary Education, Language, and Literacy. Nixon has taught and held leadership positions at the elementary and junior high levels, worked as an Elementary English Language Arts Consultant, supervised second language programs and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria.
She is currently employed by Edmonton Catholic Schools as H.E. Beriault Catholic Junior High School Principal. Nixon, in addition to possessing knowledge in language and literacy, is also recognized for her award-winning research in creating professional learning environments and her dedication to teaching excellence and Catholic education.
“We were blessed with a number of outstanding candidates interested in the position,” said Superintendent David Keohane. “Dr. Nixon’s background and extensive experience will be a great addition to our leadership team as we pursue priorities in our Three-Year Education Plan to enhance technology implementation and new curriculum.”
Dr. Nixon said she was looking forward to joining GSACRD. “It’s an honour to join Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools in a leadership role where I will be able to work collaboratively with staff and schools in areas that I am passionate about,” she said. “I’m looking forward to using my practical teaching experience, leadership expertise and research knowledge to assist the District in bringing forward innovative ways to continue their tradition of excellence in curriculum and learning services.”
Nixon will assume her role as District Assistant Superintendent for the start of the new school year. She is taking over the position currently held by Mr. David Quick, Assistant Superintendent.