The School District 5 (SD5) Board of Education recently appointed Kaley Wasylowich as temporary vice-principal at Gordon Terrace Elementary School.
Born in Edmonton, Wasylowich attended the University of Alberta. Moving to the East Kootenay to begin her career in education, she has spent the past 21 years with SD5. Wasylowich previously taught Grades 7, 8 and 9 Band at Parkland Middle School.
During her time at Parkland, Wasylowich involved her students in Festival competitions in Red Deer, Penticton, San Francisco and Magic Music Days in Disneyland.
“I’ve enjoyed every moment at Parkland,” Wasylowich said. “My students have been such an appreciative, responsible and fun group. My Grade 7s ranked the second highest in their category at the Festival of Bands Competition in Red Deer, and I took the biggest group ever – 100 students – to perform at Magic Music Days in Disneyland this June. It’s going to be difficult to leave them.”
Wasylowich says that while she’ll miss her “big” kids tremendously, she’s excited to get back to working with the little guys.
SD5 Board Chair, Frank Lento, says Wasylowich will make music wherever she goes.
“Kaley has a great talent for motivating others to want to do their best. Her enthusiasm and leadership will be a great asset to Gordon Terrace.
Wasylowich has also been a pianist for the Symphony of the Kootenays and accompanied the Mount Baker Secondary School Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Concert Choir.