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Staffing Update

There are several staffing updates that we need to share with you as October comes to a close.
First, we would like to congratulate Mrs. Karen Decoux on the announcement of her retirement! Mrs. Decoux has worked for the Calgary Board of Education for over thirty years. She has worked tirelessly for her students, year after year. Mrs. Decoux is a Janet Johnstone legend as she’s worked at our school for the majority of her career. The school is not the same without her- she has been on leave since the start of this school year and will lead into her retirement on November 4! We are so excited that she will be enjoying her retirement with her family. We wish her the best of luck in her retirement adventures!
An additional staffing piece that I regret to inform you is that I will be taking a necessary medical leave, effective November 3 and I will be absent for several weeks. Please know that my leave is not COVID related. Trust me when I say that I would much rather be at school each day instead of having to take a medical leave and I will miss the Janet Johnstone community during my time away. Thank you in advance for respecting my privacy during this time.
I have been working closely with our Area 6 Education Director on how best to support our learning environment in my absence. Mrs. Krista Schmitt will be taking over for me as Acting Principal. Ms. Kelly Galvin will be stepping into the Acting Assistant Principal role to support Mrs. Schmitt. The school will be in excellent hands with Mrs. Schmitt and Ms. Galvin in these roles. Mrs. Paul will continue to support the administrative team as a Learning Leader.
Ms. Tracy Boston will be the temporary teacher that will cover Ms. Galvin’s class while she is Acting Assistant Principal. Ms. Boston is a very familiar face to the students and staff at Janet Johnstone. We anticipate the classroom teacher transition to go smoothly as both teachers will be in the classroom on Monday, November 2. Ms. Galvin has already started working with Ms. Boston so that she is prepared to take over the classroom teacher roll next week. Ms. Galvin will be available to continue supporting the students in room 4 while she is Acting Assistant Principal.
If you need to contact Mrs. Schmitt, Ms. Galvin, or Ms. Boston over the next few weeks, they can all be reached through email. Mrs. Krista Schmitt: Ms. Kelly Galvin: Ms. Tracy Boston:
Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions that you may have about any of this staffing information. Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding. I look forward to my return!​

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Janet Johnstone School

224 Shawnessy Dr SW Calgary, AB, T2Y 1M1
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Krista Schmitt
Assistant Principal
Kelly Galvin
Education Director
Martin Poirier
Julie Hrdlicka

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