FSD: Announcing New Director of Inclusive Learning

HIGH RIVER, AB — Foothills School Division is pleased to announce Loriann Salmon as its new Director of Inclusive Learning, effective April 27, 2015. Loriann will assume the role from Pam Rannelli, the division’s new Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services (since February 26, 2015).

Currently serving as Vice Principal at Dr. Morris Gibson School in Okotoks, Loriann has been instrumental in fostering and deepening an inclusive learning culture at the school.

The following excerpt from Loriann’s philosophy statement provides insight into her beliefs about supporting success for all students: “Every child deserves the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge, and intense belief in themselves to pursue their passions and accomplish their dreams. By honouring the wholeness of a child, building on strengths and removing barriers, a responsive, high quality education for all can be achieved. Respecting, expecting and celebrating diversity in oneself and others will realize this universal acceptance of and belonging for all. Collectively, this is our responsibility to foster, inspire and ensure.”

About Foothills School Division (FSD)

FSD serves more than 8,000 students in Junior Kindergarten through grade 12, and employs over 800 teachers and support staff. Located on Calgary’s southern border within the M.D. of Foothills, FSD serves the towns of Okotoks, High River, Turner Valley and Black Diamond, and the communities served by our Blackie, Cayley, Heritage Heights, Longview, Millarville and Red Deer Lake (south Calgary) schools. FSD operates 19 public schools, three Hutterite Colony schools and three open campus locations providing academic and behavioural support programs. As a public school division, we are here to improve learning for ALL students and offer a rich variety of quality programs and services to meet the needs and interests of all students. For more information please visit www.fsd38.ab.ca