New VP for Gordon Terrace Elementary School
David Doll was recently appointed temporary vice-principal of Gordon Terrace Elementary School for the 2013/14 school year by the School District No. 5 (SD5) Board of Education.
Raised in Cranbrook, Doll has been with SD5 for nine years, dedicating eight of those years to developing and teaching the GAUGE program at Amy Woodland Elementary School.
The GAUGE program provides elementary students with severe behaviour challenges an option for continuing to attend school.
“We are very proud of David and the GAUGE team for creating a program that not only addresses the current needs of students but also successfully transitions a majority of those students back into the mainstream classroom,” says SD5 Board chair Frank Lento. “Fostering strong relationships comes naturally to David, and I know he will make an excellent VP.”
Lento points out that the program has been such a success that other school districts are showing interest.
Doll says he’ll miss everyone at Amy Woodland but looks forward to working with the students, staff and parents of Gordon Terrace.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity I was given to develop a program as special as GAUGE. Working with these amazing students has been as much a learning opportunity for me as it has for them. As much as I’ll miss them, I feel that it’s time to pass the torch to someone else –at least for now.”
Doll was recently involved with the Tee-Off for Kootenay Kids Golf Gala to benefit the Kootenay Child Development Centre (KCDC).
For information on enrolling at Gordon Terrace Elementary School please visit the SD5 website at sd5.bc.ca or contact the school directly. For information on the GAUGE program, please visit the SD5 website.