The board has approved the appointment of Derek Apple to Crawford Bay School. Derek will be acting Vice Principal of Crawford Bay and JVH, working with Principal Dan Rude who will be overseeing JVH, Jewett and CBESS.

Derek Apple comes to SD8 from Gibsons, Sunshine Coast where he has been a teacher for 20 years. During this time he has taught in the areas of Science, Math, Special Education, Alternative Education and Physical Education.

For the last 13 years he has served as a high school counsellor and sat on a number of school and district committees which emphasize student transition, health and safety. He has also been an active member of the local teachers association.

He is very excited about joining SD8 and he and his wife Jan are looking forward to enjoying Kootenay life. He is an active hiker, cross country skier and has served with Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue. We welcome Derek to his new role.

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