Regina, Friday August 28, 2015 - The Conseil des Écoles Fransaskoises -- Saskatchewan's Francophone school division -- announces the appointment of Julie Lemire as School Principal at École Père Mercure in North Battleford.
"Originally from the Prince Albert area, Ms. Lemire is a veteran educator who spent her entire career in Saskatchewan and became a leader in the advancement of industrial arts education in Saskatchewan. She taught several years in the Regina area at Archbishop O'Neil and Miller Comprehensive Schools in Regina. She had previously taught in immersion schools, as well as in Debden and Saskatoon schools. She became an official languages instructor at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a French instructor at the University of Saskatchewan' Centre For Second Language Instruction."
Julie Lemire was awarded a Master's degree in Education from the University of Regina, with a specialization in curriculum and instruction. She recently completed a two-year term as Practical and Applied Arts Coordinator at the Students Achievements and Supports Unit of Saskatchewan's Ministry of Education. She served as President of the Saskatchewan Industrial Arts Educators Association and as a Member of the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission Board.
Ms. Lemire is pleased to make a return to an educational environment with which she has cultural affinities because of her own Fransaskois identity - she is especially pleased to return to North Battleford, a community where her career has allowed her to make a professional contribution in the past.
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A first-language school today, a bilingual Francophone for life! - The Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF) is home to 1,900 preschool to Grade 12 students in 15 elementary and secondary schools across the province. Financed by the Ministry of Education, it is the only French as a first language school board in Saskatchewan.
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