Ainsley Croil appointed vice-principal at Coalbanks Elementary School

Lethbridge School District No. 51 is pleased to announce Ainsley Croil has been appointed vice-principal at Coalbanks Elementary School, commencing the 2018-19 school year.

Croil possesses a relationship-focused philosophy of teaching. She has demonstrated this philosophy across a breadth of elementary assignments in her career to date, including multi-age classrooms at the grade 2/3, 3/4, and 5/6 levels. She has a strong background in literacy and a deep understanding of elementary pedagogy. In her current role of Learning Support Teacher at Senator Buchanan Elementary School, she has also developed expertise in inclusive education.

Croil has a deep appreciation for the power of collaborative and relational leadership. In her LST role, she has demonstrated a school can possess the power to achieve student goals on a consistent basis, with the combination of ongoing collegial collaboration and building trusting relationships with families.  Croil believes the purpose of strong instructional leadership in an inclusive school is to holistically support both students and staff growth and development.

“I am pleased to be working with the staff and students at Coalbanks Elementary School,” she said. “I look forward to the opportunity of being a part of the Coalbanks school community and am committed to supporting the ongoing vision of building community through nurturing relationships and developing empathetic, global-minded citizens. This vision exemplifies my philosophy of leadership through relationships and putting student success at the forefront of our decision-making. I am excited to embark on this journey and for the chance to work with the amazing students and staff of Coalbanks.”

Croil is currently the Learning Support Teacher at Senator Buchanan Elementary School. Prior to coming to Lethbridge School District, she assumed a variety of teaching assignments at the elementary level. She has also assumed leadership roles throughout her career pathway, including the role of Learning Coach, Collaborative Community leader and Mentorship committee member.

Croil completed her Bachelor of Education as an Elementary Major at the University of Alberta. She earned her Master of Arts in Education in Leadership and Management through her studies with Oxford Brookes University.

Date posted: July 11, 2018