The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Amber Darroch has been appointed as the new Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Horizon School Division No. 67 effective August 01, 2015.
Marie Logan, Chair of the Horizon Board of Trustees, comments, “We were pleased that our Canada-wide advertising resulted in applications from across North America. Ms. Darroch was selected from a field of truly outstanding candidates. We believe that Amber’s values, principles and organizational skills align with Horizon’s vision and mission and the Board’s beliefs; her strong work ethic, her ability to foster and strengthen relationships, and her commitment to school improvement lays the foundation for ongoing student success.”
Ms. Darroch has maintained an exemplary record over a twenty-year period as an educator in Alberta. Amber has taught elementary, middle and high school students across a breadth of grades and subjects from Grade 1 to Social 30. Amber has served as a principal in elementary, secondary, and alternative settings as well as district principal and Director of Learning for the past 13 years, this past year being with Horizon School Division No. 67.
Ms. Darroch has a strong practical and theoretical background in educational leadership, holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge (2005), possesses a strong skillset for supporting work in the area of teacher mentorship and leadership development, is committed to ensuring success for all students, and is passionate about promoting highly effective teacher practice.
In her spare time Amber enjoys reading, travel, sports and spending time with her family.
Amber comments, "I have thoroughly enjoyed this year, getting to know the communities within Horizon School Division, and am honoured to be able to continue serving staff and students in this new role."