A former Alternative School Centre principal with Red Deer Public Schools will become the district’s next superintendent of schools.
The board of trustees announced that Chad Erickson will take over the top job effective August 5 from Stu Henry who is retiring after a 33-year career in education.
Erickson is currently an associate superintendent of student services. He joined the school district in 2005 as vice principal at Oriole Park School before becoming the principal of the Alternative School Centre in 2009. He joined the district’s senior administration team five years ago.
Erickson has been a teacher and administrator for 23 years.
“Mr. Erickson is an exceptional and respected leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role of superintendent,” said board chair Nicole Buchanan in a statement.
Superintendent Stu Henry said Erikson is a known champion for excellence in instruction, inclusion, as well as mental health and wellness.
“Chad is an outstanding leader who is committed to meeting the needs of each student,” Henry said.
Erickson said he welcomes the opportunity to continue the great work of district to best meet the needs of students.
“Red Deer Public’s reputation to respond to the unique needs of students is outstanding. We have great opportunities to ensure students succeed and reach their full potential,” Erikson said.