Wilco Tymensen

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Dr. Wilco Tymensen began as a grade six teacher at Coaldale’s John Davidson Elementary School (County of Lethbridge - what is now known as Palliser School Division) before accepting a position at St. Mary’s School in Taber (Holyspirit School Division) in the early 1990s to teach high school sciences. In 1996, Wilco helped start the Horizon School Division’s first outreach school, ACE Place Learning Center. In 2006, after leading ACE Place Learning Center from about 20 at risk high school students in its first year to serving over 250 students in multiple programs yearly (alternative junior high school, Mennonite alternative program, and outreach high school), Wilco moved into Division Office to take on the role of Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. His responsibilities include: curriculum, technology, AISI, assessment, professional development, student achievement, safe respectful and caring schools, teacher evaluation, off campus programs, and liaison with Alberta Health Services. While in this role, Wilco has been a sessional instructor at the University of Lethbridge in the Masters of Education (Educational Leadership) program, a provincial executive member of the College of Alberta School Superintendents, and has a number of peer and non-peer refereed publications.  Wilco completed his Doctor of Education in 2015. He is a team player that empowers every person to excel in a changing society through stimulating and challenging learning experiences. When not working he can be found on single tracks around the world mountain biking with his wife Lisa.

He can be contacted by phone (403) 223 3547 or email (wilco.tymensen@horizon.ab.ca)