E.E. Oliver school welcomes new vice -principal for fall

Christina Gamble will become the vice principal for E.E. Oliver Elementary effective at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. PRSD

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E.E. Oliver Elementary School will see Christina Gamble transition into the position of vice-principal come September. Gamble will be leaving her position as a Grade 7 teacher at Fairview High School where she has been teaching since November.

The new principal has several years of teaching experience and hopes to bring her enthusiasm for learning ad teaching to her new position.

Before teaching Grade 7 at Fairview High School, Gamble taught at the Canadian School in Queretaro, Mexico, as well as a year in the Calgary area.

“Before that, I taught at E.E. Oliver for eight years as a Grade 1 teacher,” Gamble said. “I am sad to be leaving the high school as I truly enjoyed teaching there.”

Gamble stated that it was a great experience to teach students in junior high that she had taught in grade one, and that getting to know all the students at FHS was a great pleasure. She added that she will greatly miss all the students and the wonderful staff at FHS.

“I am excited to be returning to E.E. Oliver school in a role that allows me to team up with the teachers and staff to make a difference in the lives of many children,” Gamble said.

Gamble is also looking forward to getting to know the students and their families at E.E. Oliver school.

“I love being a teacher and I think that being an administrator will give me the opportunity to make a positive impact on an even larger group of children and on the school as a whole.”

Gamble’s goals for next year include continuing the great work that E.E. Oliver is already doing, as well as help students and their families return to school after this difficult time.

The pandemic has changed education in many ways. Gamble explained that it has made everyone appreciate the time spent together in a school setting and the positive impact that that has on both emotional and mental health.

“I hope that we can take all the things we have learned at this time and put them back into helping every child reach their potential,” Gamble said.

Gamble addressed that navigating the school year post-pandemic will be a different experience for staff, parents and students.

“There are a lot of unknowns at this exact moment but I am sure that with the great staff at EEO and the support of the community of Fairview, we will have a successful year.”

Some of Gamble’s hobbies include travelling, reading, running, biking, working out, gardening, sewing and spending time with her grandchildren. She plans to spend as much time as possible with her family this summer.

Before becoming a teacher, Gamble ran an International Program at Okanagan College in southern British Columbia, which hosted children and adults from a variety of countries around the world. She has also held a number of accounting positions in the oil and gas industry in Calgary.

“I grew up on a farm in rural southern Alberta, and it is great to be back in a small community that takes care of each other,” added Gamble.

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