Jayson Lovell stepping down as WCPS superintendent after this year

Jayson Lovell stepping down as WCPS superintendent after this year

Last day will be Aug. 31, 2021

Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) announced on Sept. 15 that superintendent Jayson Lovell will be stepping down after this school year.

The release states Lovell discussed his intentions with the school board over the summer.

As his last day as superintendent will be Aug. 31, 2021, the board will have time to recruit a successor and develop a transition plan.

“This was not an easy or quick decision, but I have felt over the past number of months a desire on my part to refocus and re-balance my time, energy and commitment to my family,” said Lovell in the release.

Lovell went on to say that he tends to stay in a position for five years and this is his fifth year.

“While I have been incredibly blessed to work with so many talented and amazing people, I felt it was the appropriate time for that refocus and to begin to explore other opportunities.”

“Jayson is a tremendous leader of our school division, who keeps students, staff and families at the very forefront of all decisions. His calm, thoughtful and steady leadership will be very much missed,” said Pam Hansen, board chair, in the release.

“As a board, we understand his decision to focus on family and explore new possibilities. We wish him all the best for his final year with Wolf Creek and for his future beyond the division.”

Lovell has spent his 27-year career with WCPS.

His first position was as a teacher at École Lacombe Upper Elementary School, then as principal at Alix-MAC School and École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School. He then moved to the division office as district coordinator, assistant superintendent, and finally as superintendent.

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