Clinton welcomes new principal

Clinton's David Stoddart School is getting a new principal, starting Aug. 1.

The Gold Trail School District is pleased to announce that Ms Carol Pickering has accepted the position of Principal for David Stoddart School effective Aug. 1.

Ms Pickering completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Honors Degree from the University of Buenos Aires, received an Education Certification from Medaille College in Buffalo and completed her Masters in Education, Integrated Studies, from Brock University in Ontario.

She has a variety of experiences as a teacher, principal and literacy coach in Ontario, California, and Buenos Aires. For the past seven years, she has been in a leadership role as Principal of New Hazelton Elementary in School District No. 82 (Coast Mountain).

Ms Pickering advocates for excellence in education, striving for success while teaching and leading in schools with a positive outlook and consistency. Students thrive on her three pronged approach, supporting academic learning, social emotional support and metacognitive recognition. Her focus is listening to people, discovering their strengths, showing them where they can reach, and staying consistent in the pursuit of quality learning and student engagement.

Ms. Pickering looks forward to joining Gold Trail and the community of Clinton.