Lethbridge School Division names new Superintendent

A familiar face in the southern Alberta school system has just been named as the new Superintendent of the Lethbridge School Division.  Mike Nightingale will take over the duties of Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Gilmore who announced her retirement in late February.

Allison Purcell who is the Board Chair of the Lethbridge School Division says the lengthy search included applicants from across Canada. Nightingale’s career spans 23-years in southern Alberta. A former teacher at Catholic Central High School, he’s also been an associate principal, principal and central office administrator with Holy Spirit, Palliser and Lethbridge School Divisions.

Nightingale’s four-year term will begin on August 1, 2023. 

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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