While many folks may have circled this Friday on their calendar as a reminder to acknowledge someone special in their lives, we’ve marked the whole week as a chance to thank people in the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) who give their best and their all every day—our staff.
It also coincides with the halfway mark of the school year, making it the perfect time to reflect on the collective progress we’ve made and all the people who have helped make it possible. From school class trips and winter concerts to clothing drives and sports tournaments, there is an indispensable and important team of people who participate to help these events happen. The school bus driver who gets our learners to school and back from trips safely. The custodial staff who ensure our halls, classrooms and offices are ready for us every morning. The voices that greet you on the phones, the warm smiles from teachers and educational assistants welcoming classes in the morning, and administrators at every level doing their best to give our learners every opportunity for success.
And that’s just to name a few of the nearly 3,400 staff that make up the division. Many of the people I mentioned can be seen in our schools daily, while others may not be as easily visible, but the work they do underpins the strength and success of the whole. These include the support staff we have in the LRSD board office such as people in information services, human resources, clerical and purchasing.
As one of the largest workforces in southern Winnipeg, the Louis Riel School Division Board of Trustees and I are very proud of our colleagues who continually provide a safe, inclusive, and engaging environment, where personal and collective learning are valued, and each one of us reaches our full potential.
Thank you for all your hard work.
Christian Michalik, Superintendent, LRSD