The Board of Education of School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) is pleased to announce that Mr. Bill Lawrence has been appointed as the Principal of John Allison Elementary School for the
District effective August 1, 2015. Mr. Lawrence is currently the Principal of Merritt Secondary School.
Mr. Lawrence started his teaching career in the Richmond School District before moving to Princeton to take on administrative roles at Princeton Secondary School and Riverside Middle School.
Mr. Lawrence has a passion for learning, a flexible and cooperative management style and places an emphasis on inclusion. His care for students and his engaging management style will be missed at Merritt Secondary School.
Mr. Lawrence’s contributions are also felt at the District level. He is an important member of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee and the Nicola Valley Principal and Vice Principal Association. His
experience working in Merritt and Princeton will be an asset for district and the Board looks forward to continuing to work with him at the District level.
Mr. Lawrence has a diverse background of experience and a strong commitment to working in collaboration with staff to improve student success. These qualities combined with his focus on building relationships with students, staff and community will serve John Allison Elementary well.
The Board is pleased with the outstanding qualities and experience of Mr. Lawrence and is looking forward to working with him in his new role as Principal of John Allison Elementary School.