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Christopher MacPhee

Administration - Superintendent of Schools

Debbie McKibbin

Administration - Deputy Superintendent

Lisa Blackstock

Administration - Director of Learning Services

Mike Guindon

Administration - Secretary Treasurer

Steve Greene

Administration - Director of Technology, Learning and Facilities

Central Office

Jackie Bowes

Central Office - Executive Assistant

Meghan Howard

Central Office - HR / Administrative Assistant Learning Services

Annette Young

Central Office - Coordinator, International Student Program

Martine Grenon-Lafontaine

Central Office - Homestay & Short Term Program Coordinator

Marilyn Lee

Central Office - Assistant, International Student Program

Lynne Ratzke

Central Office - Family School Liaison Counsellor

Board Of Trustees

Arlene Rheaume

Board of Trustees - Trustee Chair

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Arlene Rheaume is the current chair of the Board of Trustees and has recently been re-elected as a trustee for her fourth term.  She has lived in Banff for over 30 years and along with her husband has raised their children here.  She previously owned the H & R Block office in Banff for 10 years and currently is the Office Manager for CBS Financial Directions in Banff.

Arlene has served on many volunteer boards including local sports clubs and the Mineral Springs Hospital Gala Committee, as well as serving as the President of the YWCA board in Banff.

Brian Callaghan

Board of Trustees - Trustee Vice-Chair

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The honour of serving on the Board of Trustees will enable me to advance my support for excellence in student programming and system wellbeing.  I am proud of our facilities and see them as a Bow Valley community asset.  Our public schools are open to all.

Prior to joining the CRPS Board, Brian served as a Superintendent of Schools for 25 years, first with Northland School Division, Mount Rundle and Banff School Division and Canadian Rockies Public Schools.  His return as a trustee completes the journey back to the beginning.  He is a governance consultant with Alberta school boards and First Nations Education Authorities.

Carol Picard

Board of Trustees - Trustee

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Carol Picard is a retired journalist and has been a trustee for Canadian Rockies Public Schools since 2010, with an earlier term served from 1998 - 2001.  She served as board chair from 2012 to 2021. 

Founder of the Rocky Mountain Outlook, Carol currently works within the community on food security through the weekly free Community Food and Friends Monday dinners, and as a long-time volunteer coordinator with the Canmore Folk Music Festival.

Luke Sunderland

Board of Trustees - Trustee

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Luke is the VP of Lodging at Pursuit Collection.  He is responsible for the leadership, growth and development of 10 hotels located in Jasper and Banff.

Luke was elected as a trustee in the Banff Ward in 2015.  As a publicly elected school trustee, he devotes his time to ensure this school division builds upon strengths and leverages assets to achieve educational excellence while creating a long-term legacy for our community.

Dale Craig

Board of Trustees - Trustee

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Dale is a lifelong resident of the Bow Valley, having grown up in Canmore, attending school within CRPS from Kindergarten through to Grade 12.  Dale currently resides with her husband and two sons in Exshaw. 

Dale was inspired to run for school trustee after watching the impact that citizens can have on their communities through her late father, Glen Craig, former Town of Canmore Mayor and Councilor. 

Dale is incredibly excited to bring passion for her community and a new perspective to the board, not only as a former student of CRPS, but as a mother of two students attending CRPS.


Jody Keon

Education - Assistant Principal, Banff Elementary School

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About MeI graduated from the University of Calgary (UofC) in 2005 and had the pleasure of doing my teaching practicum at Banff Elementary School. I’ve done a CRPS tour and taught at BES, LGMS, ERS and EXSHAW and I am thrilled to return to BES! I completed my MEd. from the UofC in 2019 and have been the assistant principal and intervention teacher at EXSHAW for the past three years. My family are often outdoors, enjoying our beautiful Bow Valley.

Nadine Dack-Doi

Education - Principal, Exshaw School

Hans Holthuis

Education - Assistant Principal, Alpenglow, Canmore Collegiate High School

Craig Kestle

Education - Assistant Principal, Lawrence Grassi Middle School

Darin Larson

Education - Lead Teacher, Instructional Excellence

Darin is an aspiring musician who is very well kept!

Colleen Lee

Education - Coordinator, Canadian Rockies Outdoor Learning Centre

Natasha Miles

Education - Principal, Lawrence Grassi Middle School

Peter Prescesky

Education - Coordinator of Outdoor Learning

Chris Rogers

Education - Principal, Alpenglow, Banff Community High School and Canmore Collegiate High School

Nicole Skwara

Education - Assistant Principal, Elizabeth Rummel School

Nadine Trottier

Education - Principal, Banff Elementary School

My name is Mme Nadine Trottier and I am delighted to be the new principal at BES!  I have lived and taught in the Bow Valley since 1995.  I was the assistant-principal at LGMS for two years, then five years as the principal.  I am originally from a small francophone town in Ontario and obtained my M.Ed at UofC in Leadership.  I love learning and working with students of all ages!

Brian Wityshyn

Education - Principal, Elizabeth Rummel School

Finance & Accounting

Konstantin Gregovic

Finance & Accounting - Assistant Secretary Treasurer / Controller

Gloria Enns

Finance & Accounting - Payroll Administrator/Benefits

Maureen Russell

Finance & Accounting - Accounts Payable


Cindy Mueller

Transportation - Transportation Manager

Elizabeth Lewis

Transportation - Transportation Assistant Manager


Yong Go

Technology - Technical Support

Health & Safety

Scott Wing

Health & Safety - Health and Safety

Mental Health and Well-Being Supports

Ashley Butenschon

Family and School Wellness Worker, Banff Community High School and Banff Elementary School

Taras Danco

Divisional Psychologist

Barbara Forster

School Social Worker, Exshaw School

Elizabeth Hodgson

School Counsellor, Lawrence Grassi Middle School

Kim Janse

Teacher Counsellor, Canmore Collegiate High School

Myka Piekenbrock

Teacher Counsellor, Banff Community High School

Annabel Preece

Success Teacher, Canmore Collegiate High School

Lynne Ratzke

Family School Liaison Counsellor

Genevieve Soler

Success Teacher, Exshaw School

Facilities & Maintenance

Joe Ernewein

Facilities & Maintenance - Maintenance Supervisor

Marc Goneau

Facilities & Maintenance - Custodian Supervisor

Cleo Pelonia

Facilities & Maintenance - Assistant Maintenance Supervisor

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