Superintendent Recruitment

Superintendent of Schools/CEO

Aspen View Public School Division No. 78

The Board of Trustees invites applications for the position of Superintendent/CEO for Aspen View Public School Division No. 78. Duties will commence October 1, 2018 or as mutually agreed.

The Division

Aspen View Public School Division No. 78 is a rural school division in the north central region of Alberta, with its Division Office located in the Town of Athabasca. The Division covers the counties of Athabasca, Thorhild, Smoky Lake, and part of the MD of Lesser Slave River. Presently, Aspen View Public Schools operates ten schools, two outreach/virtual schools, four Hutterite Colony schools, and one institutional school, serving approximately 2700 students. Aspen View Public Schools currently employs 178 teachers and 167 support staff. 

Our vision is: Aspen View Public Schools is committed to preparing our students to achieve success and reach their unique potential through the provision of meaningful learning opportunities.

Aspen View Public Schools has four system priorities:

  • Resiliency and comprehensive health
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Learning and Technology

The goals related to these priorities are to develop resiliency for students and staff, to improve literacy and numeracy rates across the Division, and to engage students in project-based learning activities with hands-on, real-life opportunities. 

The system priorities are supported by administrative priorities, all of which promote system excellence:

  • Student Success
  • Teaching and Leadership
  • Organizational Efficiency

In its governance role, the Board has set three supportive priorities for itself:

  • Engagement
  • Rural Advocacy
  • One System for all Students

Through its well-defined, overall direction, Aspen View Public Schools is confident in its progress on each of Alberta Education’s required outcomes.

A Board of seven trustees has been elected to govern the Division in service to their constituents.

The Division’s operating budget for 2018/19 is $42,790,000.

The Region

The Aspen View region lies approximately one hour north of Edmonton. The region boasts an extensive variety of year-round recreational and cultural opportunities and is a popular holiday and lake cottage destination. Athabasca is home to Athabasca University, Canada’s largest provider of post-secondary distance learning programs. Farming, forestry, tourism and oil/natural gas provide a strong economic base for the area.

The Candidate

See the attached Ideal Candidate Profile.

More Information

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The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received prior to August 17, 2018 are assured careful consideration.    


E-mail, by August 17, 2018, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five recent references in a single PDF file to:

Mr. Terry Gunderson
Alberta School Boards Association
P: 780.451.7116

Engage Learning. Ignite Potential. Inspire Success.

Additional information:

Electronic Advertisement

Ideal Candidate Profile

Policy 12 - Role of the Superintendent