Administrative Changes: Eagle Butte and Parkside

Superintendent Roger Clarke is pleased to announce principal administration changes at Eagle Butte High School (10-12) and Parkside Junior High School (7-9).

This fall, following the departure of Mark Heinricks from Eagle Butte to the Deputy Superintendent position, current Parkside Junior High School principal Boyd Craven will be reassigned as the new principal of Eagle Butte High School, while current Eagle Butte vice principal Jonn Baird will be moving to an acting principal position at Parkside.

Jonn Baird has worked as an educator for 23 years with the past 17 at Eagle Butte High School as a teacher (10 years) and vice principal (7 years). Last year, he also spent four months as the interim principal at Foremost School. In addition to a Bachelor or Education, Jonn has a Master of Arts in Leadership and Administration from Gonzaga University.

“I am excited to be working with the students, staff, and parents of Parkside in this new role. Growing up in Redcliff, I attended Parkside myself as a student and am quite familiar with the school and community. While I will greatly miss the students and staff of Eagle Butte, I look forward to this new opportunity. Having worked with many students who have attended Parkside before coming to Eagle Butte, I have heard very positive comments about the school and hope to continue the tradition of making Parkside a great place to learn.”

Boyd Craven has been with Prairie Rose for his entire 18 year teaching career, starting out at Ralston School as a teacher, before moving in the vice principal position. Eight years ago, he transferred to Parkside Junior High School, first as the vice principal and then principal for the past five years. Boyd has a Bachelor of Arts and Education, as well as a Master of Education with a focus on Educational Leadership.

“I am honoured and excited to be selected as the next principal of Eagle Butte High School. Eagle Butte has an amazing staff and an excellent reputation for high-quality learning and programming opportunities for students. I would like to thank the Parkside community for their commitment and support which has led to strong relationships over the years. I look forward to continuing my journey within Prairie Rose with this new opportunity.”

Both administrators will assume their new roles later this fall.