The new Superintendent/CEO for the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District has been announced.
Peter Jory, currently the Director of Instruction in the Sea to Sky School District will start his duties in August.
He takes over for Glenn Borthistle who will be pursuing new opportunities after 23 years with the District.
Official Trustee Mike McKay, who selected Jory, comments: says the CEO is one of the most important decisions any school board makes
“We are fortunate to have someone with Peter Jory’s background and skills taking on such a key leadership role in our school district. I know he looks forward to the transition to our district and to relocating to the North Okanagan-Shuswap region,” says McKay.
Photo: Peter Jory, incoming Superintendent/CEO for School District 83.
McKay says Jory brings a successful track record in strategic planning and direction, working with communities in a collaborative way and focusing on supporting success for every learner.
“I feel Peter is an excellent fit to lead the school district as it embarks on its new strategic plan during complex times when we are dealing with enrolment growth, space pressures and the implementation of a new curriculum and a collective agreement with our teachers.”
Jory states he is excited about the opportunity to work in District 83.
“I am really looking forward to getting started and working with the SD 83 team,” he adds.
Since joining Sea to Sky district in 2012, Jory has led a number of significant projects for the district, including the development of a district technology plan and resulting technology initiatives.
Prior to his current role, Jory has previously held leadership positions in the Fraser-Cascade, Prince Rupert, and Cowichan Valley School Districts.