Castor’s Gus Wetter School principal to take over as Clearview director of Inclusive Services

Gus Wetter School Principal Wendy Coppock will take over as the Clearview Public Schools director of Inclusive Learning at the end of the current school year. (Clearview Public Schools photo)

Gus Wetter School Principal Wendy Coppock will take over as the Clearview Public Schools director of Inclusive Learning at the end of the current school year. (Clearview Public Schools photo)

Clearview Public Schools continues to announce changes to senior staffing effective for the fall of 2022.

The latest announcement by the division is that current Gus Wetter School principal Wendy Coppock will be taking over as the director of Inclusive Learning once Grant Gosse retires at the end of the current year.

Coppock began teaching in Altario, Alta, and has been an educator for 35 years.

Her history in the school division pre-dates Clearview’s own history; Coppock arrived at the County of Stettler Schools division in 1990 and later became the vice principal of Gus Wetter School in 2000.

In 2016, Coppock’s career led her to the Clearview administration offices as the divisional Early Learning and Literacy coordinator.

For the last two years, beginning in the fall of 2020, Coppock has served as the principal of Gus Wetter School.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity,” said Coppock, via a Clearview written release.

“Clearview has a long history of recognizing the importance of Inclusive Education and, working together in team, Clearview has been successful in recognizing the need and importance of creating positive learning environments for all students in the Clearview family.”

As the director of Inclusive Learning, Coppock will supervise the early learning coordinator, the divisional mental health team, the speech language pathologist and the occupational therapist as well as coordinate supports for students with outside agencies.

Other roles carried by the director of Inclusive Learning include the implementation of First Nation, Métis and Inuit programming and supports, the implementation of the divisional nutrition prgram and ensuring inclusive support staff receive training.

“Wendy’s work in Clearview, especially around literacy and early learning, has been foundational,” said Daram Van Oers, Clearview deputy superintendent and former principal of Gus Wetter School.

“We are so pleased to have Wendy bring her strengths to the role of director of Inclusive Learning. We are pleased with her skills, Wendy also brings an awareness and appreciation for the great work completed by Grant Gosse, the current director. Wendy will not only bring excellence to the role, but stability and continuity, which is important in a time of change.”

Clearview also recently announced that superintendent Brenda MacDonald will be retiring at the end of the current school year and that Stettler Elementary School will have a new principal at the start of next year.

More administrative announcements from the division are expected before the year end.

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