The Burnaby school district has a new superintendent at the helm: Kevin Kaardal.
"Our search process has shown that Kevin is the right person to provide the strong educational leadership that we have come to expect in our district. We look forward to Kevin's increased contribution in advancing a vibrant and innovative environment for all of our learners, staff and community," said school board chair Larry Hayes in a press release. Kaardal's hiring follows former superintendent's Claudio Morelli retirement last August.
Kaardal is no stranger to Burnaby. He has worked at the local school district as an assistant superintendent for the past five years, and he has decades of public education experience in B.C. and Alberta.
"I am honoured by the confidence shown by the board to allow me this opportunity and responsibility, and I look forward to working with such a dynamic team of professionals, staff and partners on behalf of our students," Kaardal said.
The board also announced that Gina Niccoli-Moen was appointed deputy superintendent of schools. Both Kaardal's and Niccoli-Moen's appointments are effective immediately.