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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 Education Program

Martine Grenon-Lafontaine

Central Office - Homestay Coordinator

Marilyn Lee

Central Office - Assistant Coordinator

Lynne Ratzke

Central Office - Family School Liaison Counsellor

Board Of Trustees

Carol Picard

Board of Trustees - Trustee Chair

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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 has served as board chair since 2012. 

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.

Arlene Rheaume

Board of Trustees - Trustee Vice Chair

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Arlene Rheaume is the current vice chair of the Board of Trustees and has served as a trustee for three terms.  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.

Scott Rowed

Board of Trustees - Trustee

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Scott Rowed is serving his first term as trustee for Canadian Rockies Public Schools, but has lived in the Bow Valley since the 1980's.  Scott's two daughters graduated from Canmore Collegiate High School where his son currently attends.  Scott is a volunteer photographer for the Canmore Folk Music Festival and has served as chair of the local Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

Scott works as a commercial photographer, but in the past has worked in oil and gas in the Arctic Islands as a pilot/flight instructor, log-house builder and heli-ski guide.  One of his hobbies is dinosaur hunting in the Alberta Badlands.

Jen Smith

Board of Trustees - Trustee

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Jen Smith was previously employed by Canadian Rockies Public Schools from 1997 - 2003 as a Sign Language Education Assistant, leaving for the role of mom to three.  Jen was elected as the Exshaw trustee in 2013 and is now serving her second term. 

As the Bighorn Library Manager, Jen continues to build a stronger community through partnerships with the library, school, Hamlet of Exshaw and surrounding communities.

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.


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

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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