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Steven Ripkens

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I am very excited to be returning to NCS this year! I grew up in Bonnyville, Alberta, after which I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education in 2008 with specializations in Social Studies and Physical Education. I started my teaching career at Roland Michener Secondary School in Slave Lake, where I taught for two years before moving home to teach at Bonnyville Outreach School for six years, and Bonnyville Centralized High School for one. In 2017, I completed my Masters Degree from the University of Alberta with a focus on leadership and school improvement. In 2018, I moved to Edson with my wife and two sons to become one of two Assistant Principals at Parkland Composite High School. For the 2021-22 school year, I joined the GYPSD Central Office Team as a Supervisor in Learning Services and Educational Technology, finishing that year here at NCS as Acting Principal. I am a strong believer in a well rounded educational experience, by providing students with a broad range of learning opportunities to support their core studies. I am committed to creating a learning environment where every student feels welcome, and achieves to the best of their ability. In my free time, I enjoy time with my family, snowboarding, kayaking, camping, and cycling.