May 1, 2020

Sun West selects new Director of Education

The Sun West School Division Board of Education is pleased to announce that it has selected Randy Emmerson as its next Director of Education. Mr. Emmerson will commence his duties on August 1, 2020.

Mr. Emmerson is currently a Superintendent with the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division where his responsibilities include curriculum, assessment, educational technology, staff development, athletics and libraries as well as supervisory responsibility for ten schools including Prince Albert Collegiate Institute.

Mr. Emmerson has been a Superintendent with Saskatchewan Rivers since 2014 and was Principal of Prince Albert Collegiate Institute from 2004 to 2013. He started his teaching career teaching Social Studies and English Language Arts in Unity. He has been very active in community projects in Prince Albert where he coached basketball, volleyball, football, soccer and the Special Olympics. Mr. Emmerson commented that “working with learners of all ages gives me lots of energy.”

Mr. Emmerson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Educational Studies from Flinders University of South Australia. He has been married to his wife Angie for 31 years and has three beautiful daughters. Mr. Emmerson indicated he is happy to be coming to Sun West and said: “Walking the PeBL path and working with the vibrant and dedicated leadership of the Sun West School Division will be a terrific way to conclude my career in education.”

Sun West Board Chair Karen Itterman indicated that the Board is excited to work with Mr. Emmerson. “Randy brings many of years of experience to Sun West as a teacher, a school administrator and as a Superintendent. He has a strong background in distance learning, which is very important in Sun West. We are very happy to have Randy join our school division as we continue our learning journey,” said Ms. Itterman.

The Board of Education also expressed their thanks to Dr. Guy Tétrault, Sun West’s current Director of Education who is retiring. “Guy did a tremendous job for us at Sun West,” said Ms. Itterman. “He advanced the division in so many ways but particularly in making us a leader in distance education and personalized learning. We wish him a wonderful retirement!”

Mr. Emmerson and Dr. Tétrault will be spending some time together in order to provide for a smooth transition.

Pictured above is Randy Emmerson and his wife Angie.