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Karen Penney appointed as Associate Superintendent of Aspen View Public Schools

Aspen View Public Schools Superintendent Neil O’Shea today announced the appointment of Karen Penney as Associate Superintendent, effective January 7, 2019.

“Karen brings extensive knowledge and experience in areas very important to Aspen View, including instructional leadership, program delivery, literacy and numeracy,” O’Shea said. “I am excited to have Karen join our administrative team and look forward to her contributions toward the continued success of our students, schools and division.”

“Throughout my career I have worked extensively to ensure the delivery of quality programming to help all students achieve academic success,” Karen said. “My philosophy of ‘learning for all in an inclusive education system’ is the moral imperative that drives and influences my work.

“I am a people-focused leader who thrives in an innovative and collaborative environment, and I welcome the opportunity to work closely with like-minded people who are focused on serving the needs of the students, staff, parents and communities of Aspen View School Division.”

Karen has been Deputy Superintendent of Schools with Peace River School Division No. 10 since 2009. Among her responsibilities in that role were leadership in literacy and numeracy; First Nations, Metis and Inuit programming; technology; and administrator professional development. From 1989-2009, Karen was Pedagogical Supervisor with Northland School Division. Her career also includes experience as a teacher and vice-principal. Karen holds Bachelor of Arts and Education degrees from St. Francis Xavier University; a Master of Education degree from the University of Victoria; and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western University.