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Chinook vice-principal Mike Myndio announces his retirement

Congratulations and best wishes to Mike Myndio, who has announced he will be retiring with the new calendar year.
Myndio is finishing his career in his role as vice-principal with Chinook High School. For those of you who have worked with Myndio over the years, you had the privilege of working with an educator and leader who has modeled unwavering commitment to students. He has truly demonstrated that putting relationships first engenders student success in all ways and establishes an interpersonal context in which students can flourish.
He has demonstrated leadership in mentoring staff new to their roles and strongly supported experienced staff in their endeavour to learn and grow as professionals. He leveraged humour, good nature and approachability in combination with keen insight and wisdom to make things happen for students and staff in schools.
Countless individuals have benefitted from his role as educator and leader. He is truly a people magnet, and one did not fall under Myndio’s watch without a positive impact.
Myndio has been with Lethbridge School Division since 1989 when he assumed a teaching assignment at Hamilton Junior High. He worked as an educator and leader in a number of secondary schools before becoming the vice-principal at Chinook in 2010.
Students and staff benefited from his work as a vice-principal at Wilson Middle School, as an athletic director and teacher at LCI and as a teacher at Winston Churchill High School and Alan Watson.
”I cannot think of an individual more committed to supporting students in his role as coach, athletic director and simply just someone who always, always, always contributed his expertise and time when he recognized it would be of benefit,” said Lethbridge School Division Supt. Cheryl Gilmore.
He has had lifelong involvement in athletics as well as the dramatic arts and students have benefitted from these passions.
“I have been blessed to work with and for some of the finest teachers and administrators in the province,” said Myndio. “Over 30 years, I have come to the conclusion that Lethbridge School Division students are the most amazing people I have ever known. A quote I have lived by all these years that was at the core of my practice, ‘Kids don’t care what you know, until they know that you care!’ To all Division staff, please take care of our youth... they truly are our future.”

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