Hello Ardmore School,
My name is Corey Baker and I have the privilege of being the principal of Ardmore School for this upcoming school year. 2019-2020 was a year like no other and I pray that we never have another year like the last one. That said, I would like to share how excited I am to be joining the Ardmore Wolves. I have heard so many great things from staff and past administrators and I am excited to get to know all of the students and families that make Ardmore home and to get the year rolling.
I have had the opportunity to work in education for 25 years, 12 of which have been in administration. I started teaching in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and was there for 6 years, during that time I had the opportunity to learn the craft of teaching in the area of Math and Science. My wife and I would start our family in Prince Albert and when my two daughters reached the age of 4 and 1 we moved to Bonnyville where we both had the opportunity to teach at BCHS, where I would eventually enter administration as the Assistant Principal and then Principal of BCHS.
Both my girls graduated from BCHS, and being able to give my daughters their diploma was very special, I am truly blessed. My time at BCHS was great and every day we as a staff worked to make our school the place where memories are made. Coming out of COVID, I feel we will need to ensure that our students once again feel safe, cared for, and excited to come back to school. We are all missing that “connection” and our first priority will be getting back to some sense of normal, in the safest way possible. We want to start creating those great school memories for our students once again.
To the families of Ardmore, I want you to know that everyone has a role to play in educating our children. From parents, support staff, teachers, administration, and most importantly the students, we are all partners in education - creating pathways to success and linking learning to life in all that we do! I am grateful to be able to be a part of the Ardmore family and can’t wait to continue the journey. At Ardmore we don't want students simply to attend school -- we want them to BELONG and for them to know there is no greater place to build memories and lasting friendships than Ardmore School!
Best wishes to each of you and have a great Summer!
Mr. Corey Baker