Superintendent Hiring Update

January 2, 2019 - Throughout the month of October, 2018 the Board of Trustees engaged in a broad consultation process to gather input into the desirable attributes of a new Superintendent.  Through this process over two hundred students, staff members, parents and community members provided input through a series of meetings and through an online consultation process.  Through this engagement a number of desirable characteristics of a new Superintendent were identified:

  1. Experienced
  2. Accountable
  3. Knowledgeable Educator
  4. Relationship Based
  5. Respectful
  6. Supportive
  7. Engaged

Based on this input the Board developed an Ideal Candidate Profile.  This profile was used to review applications for the position of Superintendent and to create a shortlist of candidates. 

Interviews will be taking place on January 9 and 10, 2019 after which the Board intends to select a new Superintendent.  As the appointment needs to be confirmed by the Minister of Education it may take some time before the Board can publicly announce the name of the new Superintendent.

The Board wishes to thank everyone who participated in the consultation process.  Your input was invaluable and greatly assisted the Board throughout the hiring process.




November 23, 2018 - The Board of Trustees of Foothills School Division is inviting applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools/CEO for Foothills School Division. Duties to commence on February 1, 2019 or as mutually agreed.  Learn more about the Employment Opportunity.



October 30, 2018 - The Board of Trustees would like to thank members of the Foothills School Division community for their participation in the recent in-person and online consultation.  The results of those consultations are included below:



September 29, 2018 - Foothills School Division is hiring a new Superintendent and would like to hear from you.  What do you think are the most important skills and qualities for the new Superintendent to possess?  Your responses will be used to assist in building a Superintendent profile that integrates our community’s values and priorities.  Help guide the direction for the future of Foothills School Division.

To ensure all of our families and community partners have the opportunity to participate we will be offering several in person sessions as well as an online engagement process. The Board of Trustees welcomes and values input from all partners in this process.


Online participation:  Available October 15 - 28, 2018. 


In-person participation:


Oilfields High School, 511 3rd St SW, Black Diamond

Monday, October 15, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 pm


Foothills Composite High School, 229 Woodhaven Dr, Okotoks
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 pm


Highwood High School, 1401 10 St SE, High River
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 pm