Aspen View Public School Division #78, more commonly referred to as Aspen View Public Schools or AVPS, is a regional and primarily rural school authority located north of Edmonton, Alberta. AVPS is 9.980 sq km in size.
In September 2016, there were 2,845 Pre-K to Grade 12 students in registered to attend one of AVPS’s 10 schools, three Hutterite Brethren schools, two Institutional Schools and two Outreach/Off-Campus/Virtual schools. Our division employs 370 staff; with 177.6 Full Time Equivalences (FTEs) being teachers or administrators.
AVPS is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of seven members. Elections for Trustee positions are held every four years. Board meetings are held throughout the year, and are open to the public. Please see the Board of Trustees section of this website for more information, for meeting minutes and agendas.
The division is managed by a senior management team that include Superintendent of Schools, Mark Francis; Associate Superintendent, Neil O’Shea; Secretary-Treasurer Amber Oko; Director of Curriculum and Technology, Donna Wesley; and Director of Student Services, Shannon Smith.
Our division is committed to a transparent collaboration process with our stakeholders and is dedicated to reflect the beliefs and needs of our communities. Our mission, vision and beliefs clearly set the direction for our division. Providing high quality programs and activities for our students is always a top priority. All members of our organization, both past and present, are commended for their dedicated efforts to our division’s accomplishments.
This is all achieved while ensuring safe and inviting learning and working environments for students, staff and volunteers.
Aspen View Public School Board of Trustees and Senior Adminstration - April 2017 Left to right: Trustees Dennis MacNeil (Chair), Donna Cherniwchan, Candy Nikipelo (Vice Chair), Elohne Chizawsky, Anne Karczmarczyk and Nancy Sand; Superintendent Mark Francis.