Jun 21
New Principal

I am very excited to be at Cappy Smart School in the role of principal. My mission has always been to focus on working together to create joyful, welcoming, safe, and caring learning environments for each student. I will work alongside our community to ensure that our students continue to feel a sense of pride and belonging at Cappy Smart. I can already see how much incredible work has been done to support the students, staff, and community.

I have had the pleasure of serving CBE communities in various roles for over 20 years. Additionally, I am proud to share that all three of my own children have attended CBE schools, and my youngest son is set to graduate from grade 12 this upcoming school year! Our family strongly believes in the incredible power of public education, and I know firsthand that our CBE schools provide our children with diverse and purposeful learning experiences that help them thrive.

My first teaching role was nearby Cappy Smart, at Lester B. Pearson High School. From there I taught at two other high schools in our city, and then moved into a system specialist role, where I had the great fortune to work with many K to 12 schools in developing their literacy and learning goals. Also, I have been so fortunate to be the Assistant Principal at H.D. Cartwright school for over three years, which has been a joyful, caring community.

To ensure a smooth transition, I will be working closely with Mr. Bennett, Ms. Watkins and the school staff so that we honour the work that has been done to make Cappy Smart such a wonderful school community. I look forward to meeting you all in August!​

​Sincerely,

Rachel MacDonald


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