Horizon School Division Welcomes New Associate Superintendent

September 2, 2016

Horizon School Division No. 67 is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Anita Richardson as the new Associate Superintendent of Programs and Human Services effective October 24, 2016.

Mrs. Richardson brings a breadth of experience as an exemplary educator and administrator with experience at the elementary, junior high, and senior high level across two provinces. Over the course of her career, she has served as an assistant principal at the senior high level, and, as principal of four different schools encompassing K-12 and alternative education. Anita’s experience has primarily been in rural contexts. Known to be a student - centered leader who strives for excellence, Mrs. Richardson is committed to ongoing, meaningful collaboration with all staff and stakeholders to advance the success of every student.

After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University, Mrs. Richardson taught in both urban and rural British Columbia before entering school administration. She was awarded her Master of Education degree (Educational Leadership) in 2010 from the University of Calgary while in her first principal role.  Anita relocated to Alberta in 2012 and her most recent assignment has been at H.W. Pickup Junior High School and Drayton Valley Community Outreach School, both in Drayton Valley. Anita is currently working on the Canadian Human Resource Professional designation and hopes to write the National Knowledge Exam later this fall.

Anita’s career highlights center around strengthening school and jurisdiction cultures. She believes strongly in the response to instruction and intervention framework, enhancing a sense of community within and between schools, and incorporating effective classroom practices.

Ms. Richardson said, “I am incredibly excited to embrace this new professional challenge and I look forward to supporting the incredible work done by the staff at Horizon School Division and joining the broader communities it services!”

Anita and her husband look forward to meeting you in the community and establishing some long lasting roots for themselves and their two children.

The Board of Trustees is confident Horizon School Division will benefit from Mrs. Richardson’s expertise, experience, and commitment to students.  Please join us in welcoming Anita to Team Horizon.

Marie Logan

Board Chair