New SD54 superintendent named

Assistant superintendent Michael McDiarmid promoted to fill vacancy of outgoing Chris van der Mark.

New Bulkley Valley School District 54 (SD54) superintendent Michael McDiarmid. (SD54 photo)

Bulkely Valley School District 54 (SD54) has a new superintendent.

Board Chair Jennifer Williams announced Michael McDiarmid has been appointed superintendent of schools effective April 1.

A media release from SD54 says McDiarmid brings considerable school and district administrative experience to his new position. For the past eight years, McDiarmid has worked as the assistant superintendent for SD54. Prior to that, he held administrative positions in School District 91 (Nechako Lakes), including district principal of Aboriginal Education.

The release read that McDiarmid’s experience will contribute to the school district’s commitment to, “leading, promoting and supporting change as well as building supportive and effective relationships among our education partners.”

“I have always viewed myself as a bridge between communities, sharing the goal of supporting all students’ learning and thriving,” said McDiarmid in the release.

“School District 54 (Bulkley Valley) is privileged to have Mr. McDiarmid as the senior educational leader given his strong values and beliefs for improving student success, his past contributions to School District 54 and experience with other northern districts,” Williams was quoted as saying via the release.

McDiarmid completed his B.Ed. with distinction at the University of Victoria and earned a Master’s degree in Education Administration from the University of British Columbia.

READ MORE: Bulkley Valley SD 54 superintendent leaving

Just Posted

Police probe Cataline Court homicide

Shooting reported on Nov. 10

Freezing rain warning issued for central Interior Remembrance Day

Highway alerts in place for Begbie Summitt and Pine Pass

BCTF rejects mediator’s recommendations for settlement

Negotiations between B.C. teachers and the province will continue

Telkwa’s Ken and Susan Salter win $20 million Lotto prize

The couple plans to stay in the village

Unist-ot’en supporter arrested for denying contractor access to pipeline site

The unidentified 29-year-old woman was later released without being charged

Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Cherry was fired from his co-hosting role for the Coach’s Corner segment on Nov. 11.

B.C.’s high gasoline prices still a mystery, Premier John Horgan says

NDP plans legislation this month, seeks action from Justin Trudeau

Group walking on thin ice at B.C. lake sparks warning from RCMP

At least seven people were spotted on Joffre Lakes, although the ice is not thick enough to be walked on

VIDEO: Don Cherry says he was fired, not sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ poppy rant

Cherry denies he was singling out visible minorities with his comments

B.C. teacher suspended for incessantly messaging student, writing friendship letter

Female teacher pursued Grade 12 student for friendship even after being rebuked

Disney Plus streaming service hits Canada with tech hurdles

Service costs $8.99 per month, or $89.99 per year, in Canada

Trudeau’s opponents: One gives him an earful, another seeks common ground

PM meets with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe

Rona’s ‘truly Canadian’ ads are inaccurate, watchdog says

Ads Standards points out U.S.-based Lowe’s acquired Rona in 2016

Most Read