Assistant Principal Announced for Copperhaven

September 15, 2017 - Parkland School Division’s Superintendent of Schools Tim Monds is pleased to announce the following administrative appointment for the 2018-2019 school year effective October 1, 2017.

Copperhaven School’s administration team will be rounded out by Ms. Cherie Lovsund as the school’s first Assistant Principal.  Ms. Lovsund will join Principal Linda Simmonds as they prepare to open the school in the fall of 2018.

“It’s been such a busy calendar year in PSD with school modernization announcements, new bus transfer stations opening soon and the usual increased pace that goes with the beginning of a school year that it’s easy to forget that we have another brand new Kindergarten to Grade 9 school opening right around the corner” said Superintendent Tim Monds.

“We’re very pleased that Ms. Lovsund is joining the administrative team and her wealth of experience in the Early Years Setting with a focus on literacy and collaboration will be a huge asset to the new team being developed for Copperhaven.”

“All children want to succeed and, with the right motivation and support, they can.” stated Lovsund.

“My hope is to empower children by inviting them into a nurturing, student-centered environment and I can’t wait for that environment to be the clean slate we get opening a new school.”

Cherie Lovsund has been a dedicated educator with 25 years of experience combined between Parkland School Division and School District 57 in Prince George B.C. She began her teaching career in 1991 as a Grade 1 teacher at Morfee Elementary School in Mackenzie B.C. Her journey with Parkland School Division began in 2010 at Seba Beach School as a Grade 3/4 teacher. She moved to Parkland Village School the following school year to become the Grade 3 teacher and has been team-teaching Grade 3 for the past 3 years.  Most recently, Cherie moved into a role as a Collaborative Teaching Partner serving Parkland Village School, Graminia School and Prescott Learning Centre.  She’s also held acting administrator positions at Morfee Elementary and Parkland Village School.

Cherie’s keen interest in music has led to roles as a Choir Director and Musical Director for school theatrical productions. She’s been a French as a second language educator, a literacy coordinator, has presented workshops on Literacy in Action, Collaborative Literacy/Math Centres and Literacy Intervention. Ms. Lovsund also played a key role in Parkland School Division’s pilot for Fountas and Pinnell. Cherie earned her Bachelor of Education degree from University of Victoria in 1991 and is currently working towards a Masters of Curriculum and Educational Leadership, also from the University of Victoria.

Cherie will begin a dual role starting October 1, 2017 as Assistant Principal of Copperhaven School collaborating with Principal Linda Simmonds on the planning and staffing of the new school. Additionally, Ms. Lovsund will join the staff at Woodhaven Middle School as an Assistant Principal for the balance of the 2017 - 2018 school year.

For further information, contact:
Shauna Boyce
Deputy Superintendent
Phone: 780-963-8417