Parkland Middle School retains band teacher as new vice principal

Kaley Wasylowich has been instrumental in developing a first-class music program at Parkland.

  • Aug. 28, 2013 4:00 p.m.

The School District 5 (SD5) Board of Education recently appointed Kaley Wasylowich, band teacher at Parkland Middle School, as temporary vice-principal of Gordon Terrace Elementary School. However, with the recent posting for vice-principal at Parkland Middle School the board was happy to retain Wasylowich at her current school.

According to Board Chair Frank Lento, Wasylowich has been instrumental in developing a first-class music program at Parkland.

“Kaley has shown great leadership, not only with her investment in students at the music level but also in taking on additional administrative duties as the need presents itself. She would make a great vice-principal wherever she worked, and we’re happy that her Parkland students won’t have to say goodbye.”

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. My students have been such an appreciative, responsible and fun group. My grade sevens 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. I’m thrilled that I won’t be leaving them.”

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.

For information on enrolling at Parkland Middle School please visit the SD5 website at sd5.bc.ca or contact the school directly.