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Administrative Announcement

Monday December 2, 2019 - Parkland School Division’s Superintendent of Schools, Shauna Boyce, is pleased to announce the following administrative appointment and announcement.

It is with mixed emotions, first of all, that the Division announces the retirement of Memorial Composite High School Assistant Principal, Rod Strangway effective December 31, 2019. Rod has served students of Parkland School Division for his entire career of 34 years in a variety of capacities. Mr. Strangway as been a classroom teacher at Frank Maddock High School, and Duffield School with a focus on Phys Ed and Math. His administrative career began as a Vice Principal at Duffield School before he moved to become the Principal at Keephills School in 1996. He began his current role as Assistant Principal at Memorial Composite High School in 2001.

“We wish Rod Strangway all the best in his retirement,” stated Superintendent Boyce.

“I personally had the privilege of working alongside Rod for 14 years and was inspired on a daily basis by his dedication to students and loyalty to Parkland School Division . Rod was instrumental during the construction and opening of Memorial’s current school site. He will most certainly be missed.”

“Shireen Mohammed is no stranger to the staff and students at Memorial. Her administrative experience combined with knowledge as a counselor will make for a smooth transition to her role as Acting Assistant Principal.”

Shireen Mohammed, Acting Assistant Principal
Memorial Composite High School (10-12)

Shireen Mohammed is in her 30th year with Parkland School Division. She began her teaching career in California in 1988 and returned to Canada to begin her journey with PSD back in 1990.  The majority of Shireen’s career was at École Broxton Park School where she taught special education, early and middle years. She joined the team that opened Greystone Centennial Middle School in 2005 in team-teaching, special education lead and counselling roles. Shireen served as a Learning Services facilitator for program support from 2009 – 2012 before a shift to administration roles as an Assistant Principal at Connections for Learning and Muir Lake School before her most recent role as counsellor at Memorial Composite High School.  

Shireen graduated from the University of Alberta in 1988 with her Bachelor of Education with a minor in special education. She completed a Masters in Counseling from City University of Seattle in 2018.

"I look forward to incorporating new knowledge into this role and continuing to build relationships with the students and families within the community."

For more information, contact:
Mark Francis
Deputy Superintendent
Parkland School Division
Email mfrancis@psd70.ab.ca