Clearview Public Schools Superintendent Reappointed
During the Board Meeting on November 8, 2016, the Clearview Public Schools Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer a five-year contract extension to Superintendent Peter Barron, who has held that position since July 2014. On January 13, 2017 Clearview received a letter approving his reappointment by the Minister of Education. The reappointment is in effect until July 26, 2022.
“We’ve been very happy with our partnership with Superintendent Barron and the accomplishments we have had in Clearview,” remarked Board Chair Cheri Neitz. “The Board has great confidence in his leadership, and we look forward to our continued path in a positive direction.”
Since his arrival in Clearview two and a half years ago, Superintendent Barron has provided leadership and oversight to a number of division initiatives: project based learning, transition to Google Apps for Education, introduction of Chromebooks for all students grades 3 - 9, the collaborative response model, introduction of a new elementary report card, literacy benchmarking and Division wide pre-K programs (“Start Right” Playschool). As well, Clearview has partnered with Red Deer College to provide additional training for learning assistants. Under his leadership Clearview has been “rebranded” with new vision and mission statements as well as a new logo and tagline. Superintendent Barron has also facilitated the reorganization of Stettler schools. In addition, the division has launched new websites and introduced a number of health and wellness initiatives for students and staff.
Superintendent Barron shared, “I am thrilled to be part of the Clearview family, and am proud of the growth we have experienced together. Every day, it is my sincere pleasure to work with a progressive School Board, an outstanding staff, and talented students. I really appreciate our wonderful parents and communities who are so invested in and supportive of their local school. It’s my plan to continue to fulfill our Division’s priorities to create a “First-Choice” learning environment and to ensure success for all students.”