Gordon Vatcher appointed vice-principal at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute

Lethbridge School District No. 51 is pleased to announce Gordon Vatcher has been appointed vice-principal at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, commencing the 2018-19 school year.

Vatcher brings a breadth of professional background to the position of vice-principal at LCI. He is currently the associate principal at St. Francis Junior High School in Lethbridge, where he assists the principal with school operations and oversees athletics, inclusive education, fine arts, FNMI programs, and staff professional learning.

Prior to this position, Vatcher was an associate principal at St. Joseph School in Coaldale, where he assumed similar responsibilities.

Vatcher’s career as a teacher reflects a rich breadth of assignments at different levels. His successful career as a leader viewed as possessing a strong understanding of pedagogy and the classroom began as an Edwin Parr nominee, a recognition given to the most outstanding beginning teachers in each District. Vatcher is a strong believer in student engagement and providing the necessary support for success. Skilled in the area of technology, he is viewed as a leader in his school for embedding technology in the classroom.

His history as a coach and volunteer in the world of athletics demonstrates his commitment to youth and their engagement with sport. He is described as passionate about students and a connector with families. Vatcher is also a strong believer in collaborative relationships, trust and distributed leadership.

“I am very excited and honoured to be joining Lethbridge School District No. 51 and the Lethbridge Collegiate team. I look forward to serving the students and staff of LCI by building positive relationships, supporting the goals of student achievement and fostering creativity in the classroom. My hope is to use my leadership and expertise to help every student achieve their full potential.”

Students and staff will be well-served by his strong commitment and passion for building strong school cultures.

Vatcher completed his Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education degrees with the University of Lethbridge. He earned a Master of Education degree (Leadership) from the University of Lethbridge with a Capstone focus on Improvement in Education: The importance of relationships, while meeting the professional practice competencies for school leaders.

Date posted: June 4, 2018