Susan Schalles appointed new Ashcroft Elementary principal

Principals in Gold Trail schools get shuffled around the District.

The Board of Education, School District No. 74 (Gold Trail) is pleased to announce that Susan Schalles has accepted a transfer of appointment as Principal of Ashcroft Elementary School commencing Aug. 1.

She is currently principal of David Stoddard School in Clinton.

Ms. Schalles has been a dedicated employee since 1995. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Education Program at Thompson Rivers University where she also completed her Certificate in Special Education in June 2007.

Throughout her career, Ms. Schalles has been a passionate advocate for inclusive classrooms that recognize and build upon the unique strengths of each learner. In all of her work she builds a school environment that is welcoming to students, staff, families, and community.

Board Chair, Carmen Ranta, congratulated Ms. Schalles on her appointment, “The Board appreciates Ms. Schalles’ leadership in the district as a Principal and as the leader of the Numeracy Network. Her leadership is based on building a community among students, staff, and families focused on working together to benefit learners. We are confident that her strengths will be greatly appreciated by the students, staff and families of Ashcroft Elementary School.”

Ms. Schalles replaces AES Principal Grant Reilly, who moves to the Kamloops-Thompson School District to be principal of the Savona Elementary School.