DPAC was on the email list today for an email sent out by Brian Pepper, Superintendent of Schools, to announce his resignation.
We thank Mr. Pepper for his service to our children over the years, and wish him the best in the future.
For reasons connected to health and opportunity, I am submitting this resignation to you today. My final day of employment will be December 31, 2015.
I have enjoyed every day in School District No. 57 (Prince George).
My school experiences as a teacher, vice principal and principal allowed me to work in service to thousands of students and their families. My teachers, support staff and administrative colleagues worked in unison providing a productive, collegial environment focused on quality curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for students. District support staff worked tirelessly to maintain facilities and support school staff delivering service to students. I am honoured to have worked with such “kid centred” teams.
My final decade in the Board Office as an Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent allowed me to learn about a system striving to make learning more relevant for students yet facing complicated fiscal challenges. Again, I was blessed to work beside dedicated teams unrelenting in their drive to balance pressures and provide support to our schools. I am proud that financial challenge was never used as an excuse for inaction. This team of “angels” saw each problem as an opportunity to make our system more responsive to the needs of students, staff and community. As a result, student achievement improved.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my work with community, parent and media partners. Their interest in working together in service to youth and the community at large has been enlightening, enriching and motivating. I know we have only ignited a portion of the potential opportunities available and will watch carefully as growth and partnership opportunities expand in the coming decade.
School District No. 57 (Prince George) has been a wonderful place to work and learn. Learning is, and must remain, the primary focus of all work and decision making in the school district!
There is no greater privilege than to be allowed to not only touch the future, but shape it. Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to serve others.
Brian Pepper, Learner