Change in Public Schools Branch senior management
Chair of the Public Schools Branch Board of Directors Bethany MacLeod today issued the following statement on the new Acting Director of the Public Schools Branch:
“The Public Schools Branch Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Norbert Carpenter as Acting Director of the Public Schools Branch effective Monday, July 27.
Mr. Carpenter has worked in the education system for 22 years with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning and Public Schools Branch. He began his career as an elementary and junior high school teacher before serving as principal of Georgetown Elementary, Stratford Elementary and Montague Consolidated Schools. He is currently the Administrative Support Leader with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning and the Public Schools Branch.
Mr. Carpenter takes over the management and operations of the Public Schools Branch from Parker Grimmer who has served in the role since 2016.
The Public Schools Branch thanks Parker Grimmer for his professionalism, experience and commitment to support the operations and management of our Island’s education system and the positive educational outcomes of students over the years.
Through the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Public Schools Branch and Commission scolaire de langue français, the Province of Prince Edward Island is working to ensure that students, parents, educational staff and schools are successfully prepared to return to in-class learning this fall. Plans for the 2020 school year will be released in the coming weeks."
Senior Communications Officer
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning