Della Oszli-Lastiwka has been appointed as the principal for the new Iron Ridge Intermediate Campus (IRIC), effective at the beginning of the 2016/2017 school year.
It is anticipated that the new school in Blackfalds, located on the east side, at the end of Panorama Drive, will open in September 2016.
Oszli-Lastiwka moves to the new school with more than 25 years of experience working in various elementary and middle school settings. She is currently the assistant principal of Iron Ridge Elementary Campus (IREC) and prior to that, she was the assistant principal at Joseph Welsh Elementary School (Red Deer Public, Pre K5) where she held that position for four years.
“I am very excited about IRIC opening up in Blackfalds and the wonderful opportunities it will bring for our students and the community,” said Oszil-Lastiwka. “I am looking forward to being part of this very exciting time and working together with the new staff and community members to build a rich and innovating learning environment.”
Oszli-Lastiwka holds a M.Ed in leadership from Royal Roads University and a B.Ed from the University of Calgary.
“In the short time Della has been at IREC she has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to building strong relationships with staff, students, parents and community,” said Wolf Creek Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Jayson Lovell. “She is highly trained and skilled in a number of key areas including Daily 5/CAFÉ, 7 Habits, RTI, instructional coaching and social media. Della will be working closely with our leadership team to develop a strong transition plan to ensure all aspects of the startup, including staffing, resourcing and branding, move ahead smoothly.”