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New Director of Learning

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Lorrie Makepeace will be joining the division as its new Director of Learning: ECS to Grade 6 Instructional Support.

“Ms. Makepeace has extensive experience with instructional leadership and curriculum implementation,” said Superintendent Rick Cusson. “Her knowledge and future focused perspective will be invaluable as new curriculum continues to be introduced at the K-6 level and we move forward with our division priority to improve students’ numeracy skills and understanding.”

Ms. Makepeace has worked as a teacher and administrator with experience in a variety of school systems including a charter school, public schools boards, and First Nations reserve schools. In 2019 she began working for Alberta Education as field services manager and was promoted in 2022 to Director of the Resource Strategy and Management branch. 

“I am excited to join a leadership team that is continuously striving to help every student learn and excel,” said Makepeace. “I look forward to collaborating to create an environment where all students and staff feel encouraged to reach their full potential.”

The hiring of a Director of Learning focused on K-6 instruction is part of the division’s plan to reconfigure leadership positions at the division office level over the next few years as staff leave or retire, and realign staffing with division priorities. This position fills a vacancy that opened earlier this year.