Aaron Fitchett appointed vice-principal at Winston Churchill High School

Lethbridge School District No. 51 is pleased to announce Aaron Fitchett has been appointed vice-principal at Winston Churchill High School, beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

Fitchett is a passionate educator whose teaching is marked by excellence in pedagogy, innovation and a deep understanding of effective management in challenging contexts.

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to join the students and staff of WCHS in the role of vice-principal this fall. Through my efforts to place student learning at the centre of all my decision making, I am prepared to reinforce Churchill’s belief in truly focusing on students. By building students’ belief in themselves and collaborating with families through supportive dialogue, I am rewarded daily. I value empowering teachers in developing their strengths as curriculum leaders and central figures in student success. I have a deep love for the community that Churchill serves, and I am looking forward to reconnecting with students at a later stage of their educational journey. I look forward to supporting the goals of student achievement, fostering innovative critical thinkers and welcoming student diversity. I find that high levels of trust and strong relationships are key to supporting the school community, as well as for establishing inclusive and caring school environments. I am so looking forward to coming home to Churchill.”

An individual possessing a natural inclination for leadership roles, Fitchett has led a variety of initiatives as a teacher in different contexts and currently as assistant principal at Senator Buchanan Elementary School. Successful grant applications have afforded students opportunities such as annual site visits from Canadian authors and access to TREX Travelling Art Exhibition, and his belief in fostering leadership in students put him in the role of leader forwarding a host of unique projects that engaged community.

A consummate professional, Fitchett has assumed roles such as the Professional Development Chair for ATA Local No. 41, ARCHES Board Member, member of the FNMI Advisory Committee and member of the District Teacher Induction Program.

Fitchett has demonstrated strength in fostering relationships and working as part of a team that pursues excellence in structuring engaging learning experiences. He was recognized for his exemplary teaching practices in his first year of teaching as the Zone 6 Edwin Parr Teacher Award Recipient.

Fitchett received his Bachelor of Arts, Canadian Studies, from the University of British Columbia and Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge. He will be completing his Masters of Education focusing on Leadership through the University of Lethbridge.

Date posted: April 18, 2019