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Clearview announces new Superintendent

Brenda McDonald

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda MacDonald as Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer for Clearview Public Schools effective August 1, 2020.  Ms. MacDonald has been Clearview’s Deputy Superintendent for the past five years. 

After an extensive national advertising campaign, Clearview received numerous and excellent applications for the position of Superintendent. Following analysis and interviews, the Board was excited to offer the position to Brenda MacDonald. 

“We are looking forward to Brenda’s proven leadership in her new role as Superintendent.  Brenda MacDonald has an exceptional record of school and division leadership throughout her 35 years as an educator, during which she has worked as a teacher, school leadership, curriculum coordinator, and Deputy Superintendent.  

Brenda is a supremely qualified candidate with experience and a passion for public education, students, staff, and Clearview.  Ms. MacDonald has an intimate knowledge of Clearview, and with her ‘get it done’ attitude will guide the division to exciting new levels. Her new ideas combined with current initiatives will continue the successes we are achieving.  Clearview’s future is bright.”  - Greg Hayden, Board Chair

Brenda began her career as a teacher in Stavely Schools in Livingstone Range.  After moving with her family to central Alberta, Brenda taught in Poplar Ridge in Chinook’s Edge School Division.  From 1998 to 2006, Brenda was the Curriculum Coordinator, and was with Red Deer Catholic as Curriculum Coordinator from 2006-2015.  Arriving five years ago as Clearview’s Deputy Superintendent, Brenda is known as an educator who is consistently dedicated to the success of all learners and the empowerment of all school community members. 

Ms. MacDonald has a Masters in Arts specializing in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor of Education in High School Biology.  Brenda completed her Superintendent Leadership Certifications, and with her 18 years at various central office positions she has provided success building progressive learning organizations in team.  Brenda has a passion for rural education and finds the work extremely rewarding.    

Brenda MacDonald is a passionate leader who instills trust and prioritizes collaboration, shared decision making, and visionary strategic planning. 

Brenda has been married to her husband Doug for 36 years and is very proud of two married sons, Derrick and Charvel and Dale and Randi. Brenda is anxiously awaiting her first grandchild this summer.  She enjoys camping, boating, skiing, biking, swimming, reading and traveling.  For several years, Ms. MacDonald has done humanitarian work with the Rotary Club supporting teacher and principal professional development in Belize.  

“It is truly an honour to have this opportunity to serve the Board of Trustees, students, staff, and communities of Clearview Public Schools.  I have a strong connection to Clearview and central Alberta and have enjoyed developing excellent and lasting relationships.  Clearview is committed to learning successes, and it is going to be a privilege to continue to work with our dedicated and passionate staff.”   Brenda MacDonald 

Clearview Public Schools Spotlight July 8, 2020 @ 10:25 AM

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