Wolf Creek Public Schools superintendent Jayson Lovell is working his last school year.
“This was not an easy or quick decision, but I have felt over the past number of months a desire on my part to refocus and rebalance my time, energy and commitment to my family,” said Lovell.
“I have always looked at my career moves in five-year increments, and this year will be my fifth as Wolf Creek superintendent. While I have been incredibly blessed to work with so many talented and amazing people, I felt it was the appropriate time for that refocus and to begin to explore other opportunities.”
Lovell announced his decision to staff on Monday and will be working on a transition plan and to help the school board recruit a successor. His last day will be Aug. 31, 2021.
School board chair Pam Hansen praised Lovell’s contributions.
“Jayson is a tremendous leader of our school division, who keeps students, staff and families at the very forefront of all decisions. His calm, thoughtful and steady leadership will be very much missed,” said Hansen.
“As a board, we understand his decision to focus on family and explore new possibilities. We wish him all the best for his final year with Wolf Creek and for his future beyond the division.”
Lovell has spent his entire 27-year career with Wolf Creek Public Schools, first as a teacher at Ecole Lacombe Upper Elementary School, then as principal at Alix-MAC School and Ecole Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School, before moving to the division office as district co-ordinator, assistant superintendent, and then superintendent.