Parkland School Division’s Superintendent of Schools Tim Monds is pleased to announce the secondment of George Couros, for a newly created two-year position as Division Principal – Innovative Teaching and Learning. In this position Mr. Couros will reside at the Centre for Education working closely with the Future Team, Lead Team, Learning Services Department and Information Technology Department as well as our students, parents, their schools and communities.
“We look forward to working with George in his new role as Parkland School Division continues to push the leading edge in implementing Alberta Education’s new Goal Two - Educational Transformation,” states Superintendent Monds.
With student learning the primary focus, Mr. Couros will provide direction, support and guidance as Parkland School Division continues to engage students in meaningful and relevant instruction, which includes and focuses on the competencies identified by Alberta Education – creativity and innovation, digital literacy, critical thinking and problem solving.
Mr. Couros started his teaching career in Saskatchewan in 1999. In September, 2006, he joined the teaching team at Greystone Centennial Middle School as the Technology Integration Coordinator. A year later, Mr. Couros joined Parkland School Division’s Administrative Team as Assistant Principal at Muir Lake School and in then in August 2009 was appointed the Principal of Forest Green School / Connections for Learning. Along with Mr. Couros’ administrative duties, he co-facilitates Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results leadership training, is a leader on the effective use of social media to improve student learning and create self-directed learning environments. Beyond Parkland School Division, George has become a sought after speaker and resource on the topic of advancing student learning and engagement.
Mr. Couros earned his Bachelor of Education in 1999 from the University of Saskatchewan, followed by a Bachelor of Science, History/English and in 2007, a Master of Education degree, Curriculum and Instruction.
"I am honored for the opportunity to build on excellence as a member of the Leadership Team as Division Principal. As we move forward in education, we must ensure that we give students the opportunity to be creative, collaborative and critical thinkers,” states Couros.
For more information contact:
Kelly Wilkins, Deputy Superintendent