Barriere Secondary says goodbye to Principal Hembling

As the second semester of the school year gets underway at Barriere Secondary School there are a number of staffing changes taking place.

After three years with Barriere Secondary Principal Paul Hembling has accepted the position of principal of distributed learning with School District 73.

“It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to Barriere Secondary students, staff and members of the wider community,” stated Hembling in the BSS February newsletter, “Thanks to everyone for making my time here truly enjoyable – Barriere Secondary is a very special place with awesome kids and a really positive sense of school pride. I wish you all good luck with all your future aspirations – I have no doubt I will see many of you again.”

Hembling welcomes Ms. Angela Stott who took over the principal position at the school on Feb. 1.

“Ms. Stott comes to us from NorKam Senior Secondary where she spent the first half of this year as vice-principal, having worked in Golden, B.C., as a vice-principal and teacher prior to moving to SD73, said Hembling, “Ms. Stott has a love for rural communities so she is very much looking forward to this new challenge.”

Other changes in staffing at the school include Mrs. Barb Buchanan who recently retired after spending 31 years working for School District 73, and 20 years with Barriere Secondary where both students and staff agree “she will be dearly missed”.

Mr. Tommasini, who made good connections with BSS students and the community in his roles as athletic director and more recently academic counsellor is now moving on to become vice-principal of Sa-Hali Secondary, and Ms. Iadarola is also leaving after working with BSS students in the home-economics department since last September.


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