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St. Paul Education announces new superintendent

Peter Barron will take on the role of superintendent in August.
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Peter Barron will start as superintendent of St. Paul Education in August.

ST. PAUL - A new superintendent will be taking on the lead role within St. Paul Education as of Aug. 8.

Earlier in May, St. Paul Education announced that Peter Barron had been appointed as the new superintendent for the St. Paul area's largest school division. Current superintendent Glen Brodziak is set to retire this year. 

“We welcome Mr. Barron to the St. Paul Education family and look forward to working with him to continue our pursuit of providing high-quality education for our students. Mr. Barron was selected from a field of truly outstanding candidates," said Board Chair Heather Starosielski, in a public statement. "We believe that Peter’s focus on students, his strong work commitment, his ability to work collaboratively, together with his extensive experience in building partnerships will be an excellent fit for building on the current strengths of St. Paul School Division.”

Barron has worked as an educator for 39 years in Alberta, including eight years as a superintendent. Most of his teaching and administration experience was with Elk Island Public Schools, where he worked as a teacher and principal at both the K-9 and high school levels.

“It is truly an honour for me to join the St. Paul Education team. I look forward to meeting everyone and learning about the wonderful opportunities we provide our students. I know that we are a unique school division that is inclusive and welcoming," said Barron. "I am an optimistic teacher at heart, and eager to serve the needs of our students.”

After teaching in the classroom Barron took on central administration responsibilities at Elk Island Public Schools and completed a one-year secondment to Alberta Education in National and International Education before taking on the position of superintendent at Clearview Public Schools, and later at Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools.

His post-secondary education background is also rooted in Alberta. Barron holds a Bachelor of Education Degree, an Arts Degree and a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration and Leadership, all from the University of Alberta. He is also working on his doctorate through the University of Western Ontario, according to information received from St. Paul Education.



Janice Huser

About the Author: Janice Huser

Janice Huser has been with the St. Paul Journal since 2006. She is a graduate of the SAIT print media journalism program, is originally from St. Paul and has a passion for photography.
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