Delta school superintendent becomes B.C.’s Chief Educator

Delta School District Superintendent Dianne Turner has been appointed Chief Educator with the Ministry of Education.

Dianne Turner

DELTA — Delta School District Superintendent Dianne Turner has been appointed Chief Educator with the Ministry of Education.

Doug Sheppard will be the district’s new superintendent and Brad Bauman, assistant superintendent.

The Chief Educator’s role, according to a district press release, is to provide international knowledge expertise and “best practices to ensure B.C. student outcomes remain among the best in the world…the Chief Educator role will provide expertise and guidance to senior leaders.”

Turner served as Delta’s assistant superintendent from 2008 to 2010 and superintendent from 2010 to 2016. She will be taking up her new role in August.

Sheppard has been an educator for 26 years and a Delta assistant superintendent for the past six. Baumann, also a 26-year veteran in the field, has been Delta’s director of learning services in special programs for the last two years.

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