District superintendent to retire July 31

  • Feb. 4, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Supt. Jean Borsa

After five years with School District 20, Supt. Jean Borsa announced on Friday that she plans to retire.

Her last day as superintendent will be July 31. The district will begin a search for her replacement in the upcoming weeks.

“It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with the dedicated staff and trustees of the district,” Borsa said in a news release. “They give so much of themselves to ensure our students have a safe, supportive and caring environment in which to learn and grow. I am proud that staff in our district are lifelong learners continually striving for excellence while also preparing our youth for the future.”

Gordon Smith, chair of the board of education said Borsa’s leadership and direction has helped provide “high quality, student-centered learning opportunities.”

“Her commitment and dedication to the staff, parents and children of our region has been outstanding,” he said. “She has the district well positioned to take on the new challenges of providing excellent 21st century learning.”

Borsa moved to the West Kootenay in the summer of 2006 from Kamloops where she was the assistant superintendent of School District 73. During her career, Borsa also taught and held administrative positions with School District 75 in Mission.

“Jean deserves our thanks and praise for her work supporting the journey of all learners.” Smith said. “Congratulations and all the best.”

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