Foothills School Division Announces New Vice Principals for Spitzee Elementary and Oilfields Schools

HIGH RIVER, AB – Foothills School Division (FSD) is pleased to announce the following vice principal assignments, effective August 2016:

Chase Ellis, Vice Principal, Spitzee Elementary School – Vice Principal at Turner Valley School since 2014, Chase looks forward to bringing his experience and energy to this new assignment. A resident of High River, Chase joined FSD in 2008 as a teacher at C. Ian McLaren School in Black Diamond. He earned his Bachelor of Education at the University of Lethbridge and completed his Master of Education Leadership at Gonzaga University. Chase describes himself as someone committed to seeing, “all students learn in a meaningful, engaging environment while experiencing a safe and caring atmosphere.” He strives for innovation and creativity through best practice research while building strong, respectful relationships with parents, students, staff and community.

Tim Hasiuk, Vice Principal, Oilfields School – Tim joins FSD and returns to Alberta, where he was born and raised, from Orangeville, Ontario, where he most recently served in an educational leadership role with the Ontario Ministry of Education in the Technology Enabled Learning Unit. He also held leadership positions in the Simcoe County District School Board as the eLearning coordinator and summer school principal. Tim received his Bachelor of Physics and Math from the University of Guelph, Bachelor of Education from Brock University and his Master of Science (Physics) from the University of Guelph. Tim is excited to become an Oilfields Driller. Growing up in a small northern Alberta community, he learned the importance of being active and engaged in the community. Tim believes “it is important that the whole community knows and trusts that you will make the best decision.”

“We congratulate Chase on his new assignment within FSD, and look forward to welcoming Tim to the Foothills family for the 2016-17 school year. Both of these individuals bring a high degree of dedication to their work and a passion for advancing student learning,” says Allen Davidson, Assistant Superintendent of Employee Services.
About Foothills School Division (FSD)

FSD serves approximately 8,000 students in junior kindergarten (pre-kindergarten) through grade 12, and employs more than 900 teachers and support staff who are focused on our common goal of improving learning for all students. Serving communities within the Municipal District of Foothills, FSD operates 19 public schools, an open campus location providing academic and behavioural support programs, and three Hutterite Colony schools. For more information please visit