Paula Jordan, currently the principal at Rosedale Traditional Middle School, has been appointed to an assistant superintendent role with the Chilliwack School District, it was announced on June 17, 2020. (Submitted image)

Rosedale principal appointed to higher role with school district

Paula Jordan to takes role as an assistant superintendent in Chilliwack

The Chilliwack Board of Education has filled a vacant assistant superintendent roll with one of its principals.

They announced this week that Paula Jordan has been appointed to the role, effective August 1, 2020.

Jordan is currently principal of Rosedale Traditional Community School in the Chilliwack School District, and has 13 years of experience in various administrative roles in the district.

In an official announcement of her appointment, the district says that “her administrative history in Chilliwack includes extensive K-12 experiences, most recently at the primary, intermediate and middle levels. Paula also has experience working on and leading district committees aligned with the Board’s strategic vision.”

Jordan has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Trent University, a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Education Degree specializing in Critical Studies, Counselling, and Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of New Brunswick.

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She and her husband Michael moved to the area 14 years ago and Chilliwack has become their home. Their children Tucker and Jane attend elementary school here, and as a family they are extensively involved in school and community activities including rugby, hockey and dance.

“Education and people are my passion and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that this position presents – the opportunity to continue to grow professionally, to be a part of a diverse and skilled leadership group, to foster new relationships across our district, and to promote and support the amazing learning and work that occurs here in Chilliwack,” Jordan said. “I truly look forward to serving SD33 in this new capacity.”

“In selecting Paula Jordan as our Assistant Superintendent, our Board of Education and I recognize the extensive knowledge, expertise and abilities Paula brings to this role,” interim superintendent Rohan Arul-pragasam said. “Her passion, personal qualities and skillset will continue to support School District 33 in building an organizational culture that supports our District Aim of every student a graduate prepared for opportunities beyond graduation.”

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