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Superintendent of Schools / CEO Appointment Announcement

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Mr. Jeff Grimsdale has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer for Golden Hills School Division effective September 1, 2023.

Laurie Huntley, Chair of the Golden Hills Board of Trustees, comments, “We were pleased that our Canada-wide search resulted in excellent candidates.  Mr. Grimsdale was selected from a field of truly outstanding candidates.  We believe that Jeff’s values and ethics, his strong work orientation, his ability to work collaboratively, and his belief in strong positive culture and community are an excellent fit for building on the current strengths of Golden Hills School Division.”

Mr. Grimsdale has maintained an exemplary record over the past twenty-seven years as an educator in Golden Hills.  He has excelled as a teacher, a principal and as a director of learning.  For the past three years, Mr. Grimsdale has served as Associate Superintendent for Golden Hills School Division. 

Mr. Grimsdale has a strong practical and theoretical background in educational leadership.  He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, a Bachelor of Education degree, and a Master of Education degree (educational leadership).  Jeff is committed to moving the Division forward through the creation of enhanced educational opportunities for students.

Jeff comments, “Our Division has earned a reputation for high standards, innovative programming and the collaborative work of our staff focused on student achievement.  We have a history of success in the partnerships and priorities we pursue.  Though there is no doubt that the road ahead will have challenges, I look forward to our work together and feel very optimistic about the future of Golden Hills.  The culture we have developed to embrace change and work collaboratively towards common goals will provide the foundation for our future successes.  We have a bright future in Golden Hills, and I look forward to exploring all our possibilities and our vision for our work with students.”

Mr. Grimsdale and his wife Coralie have two grown children, Tyren and Halee, both of whom are graduates of the Golden Hills school system. Jeff has an active lifestyle and enjoys golf, kayaking and the outdoors.  Jeff loves new challenges and is a life-long learner.

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