Horizon School Division Welcomes
New W.R. Myers Principal, Ken Pon
June 20, 2017
Horizon School Division No. 67 is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ken Pon as Principal of W.R. Myers High School commencing with the 2017-2018 school year.
With 11 years of administrative experience and a Master’s of Education in rural leadership, Ken has spent the last 15 years of hands-on educational experience with Peace Wapiti School District No. 76.
Ken states, “as a versatile educator, my experience as a principal, assistant principal, AISI Coordinator, Social Studies Teacher, and Athletics Coach have given me an opportunity to interact with a variety of students and parents and has taught me the value of strong leadership, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills.”
His expertise is focused at the high school level with respect to the collaborative response model. Ken sees the importance of working collaboratively and believes that a strong response builds meaningful relationships with students, staff, parents, and community members and leads to solid cultures of respect and success. Ken states, “Every activity that occurs in your building should revolve around what is best for the students.”
Also a believer in the foundational principles of high school redesign, Ken strives to foster student engagement and student success through the development of meaningful relationships and mastery learning therefore creating relationships that engage and empower students.
As an instructional leader, Ken is involved in providing leadership to his school staff, mentorship to other principals in his current jurisdiction and presented on his school’s collaborative response model at Jigsaw Learning’s 2017 Provincial Collaborative Response Conference.
Growing up in Lethbridge, Ken says he is excited to return to his roots in Southern Alberta.
The Board of Trustees is confident that the students, staff, and community of W.R. Myers will benefit from Mr. Pon’s passion for collaboration, commitment to mastery learning and building positive relationships and school culture while sharing his passion for athletics, and providing quality education, in a student centered environment.
Please join us in congratulating Ken and welcoming him to Team Horizon.
Marie Logan, Board Chair