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Livingstone Range names administrators for F.P. Walshe

Livingstone Range School Division has a new administration team for F.P. Walshe school.

Chad Jensen

Beginning in the 2020-’21 school year, Chad Jensen will be principal with Mary Krizan as assistant principal.

“We believe Chad and Mary have demonstrated these skills and qualities at Livingstone school,” superintendent Darryl Seguin said in a news release.

Jensen came to Livingstone Range in 2014 as principal of Livingstone school in Lundbreck.

Jensen worked collaboratively with stakeholders to create the Livingstone Ski Academy, now in its fourth year of operation.

Jensen holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees and a Master of Educational Leadership, all from the University of Lethbridge.

Mary Krizan

Krizan, who has been Livingstone school’s assistant principal from 1996-2000 and from 2008-’20, leads the Grade 7-12 French language program and has been teaching with Livingstone Range since 1991.

Krizan has Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.

In February 2020, stakeholders were invited to provide input on the professional and personal qualities a new principal at F.P. Walshe should possess.

Staff and parents responded that a principal with strong leadership skills, a great communicator, and a relationship-builder would best meet the needs of the school.

“Individually — and together as a team — Mary and Chad have shown strong leadership and have created an exceptional culture at Livingstone school where learning and relationships are personal,” Seguin said.

While sad to leave their Livingstone school family, Jensen and Krizan anticipate the opportunities and challenges that await them at F.P. Walshe school.

“I have had an incredible six years being a part of the Livingstone school community,” Jensen said. “I look forward to a new opportunity to build positive relationships and work collaboratively with the students, staff, parents, and community of F.P. Walshe.”

Krizan said positive relationships are the foundations of any effective organization.

“Just as I have worked hard to develop and sustain relationships at Livingstone school — my home for 29 years — I look forward to creating new ones with the school community of F.P. Walshe,” Krizan added.