School district’s assistant superintendent retires

Burns Lake resident Rick Pooley, Assistant Superintendent for School District No. 91, has officially retired.

Burns Lake resident Rick Pooley, Assistant Superintendent for School District No. 91, has officially retired.

According to Charlene Seguin, Superintendent of Schools for School District No. 91, Pooley was a highly experienced educator and a valued member of the school district’s senior leadership team who will be missed.

Eugene Marks and Manu Madhok will become the new assistant superintendents effective immediately.

Seguin described the new assistant superintendents as “experienced and progressive educators who demonstrate creativity, innovation and insight.”

Marks has served in a variety of roles following his years as a teacher/counsellor at Nechako Valley Secondary School. He was principal at Grassy Plains School, in the former School District 55. He then became the vice-principal at Nechako Valley Secondary School and later became the principal at Evelyn Dickson Elementary School. In addition, he has been a member of the senior leadership team as a director of instruction since 2007.