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Murray Marran appointed Associate Superintendent - Human Resources

Posted on June 18

The Board of Trustees and the Superintendent of Northland School Division are pleased to announce the appointment of Murray Marran as the new Associate Superintendent – Human Resources for the Division, effective August 1, 2021.

“Murray is an experienced educational leader who has supervised all aspects of school operations, both from school-based and Central Office positions,” says Superintendent, Dr. Nancy Spencer-Poitras. “Murray served as a teacher and department head, the Director of Admissions and Chief Financial Officer for West Island College in Calgary. He then was the principal of two schools, the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and the District Principal of Accountability with the High Prairie School Division. Over the last four years, Murray has served as a principal of two different schools within the Parkland School Division. We feel very confident that Murray will develop and implement human resources practices and processes that foster teamwork and support effective teaching and learning”.

The Superintendent continues, “We welcome Murray to the Northland team and look forward to working with him to continue our pursuit of excellence in providing high-quality education for our students. Mr. Marran was selected from a field of truly outstanding candidates.”

Mr. Marran brings almost 25 years of experience both as a public-school administrator as well as work within the private school system in Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree and a Master of Education degree from the University of Calgary. Additionally, Murray completed a Master of Business Administration degree from Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. 

Murray comments, “I am truly honored to have been selected for the position of Associate Superintendent, Human Resources. This is an incredible opportunity for me; I am excited to build great relationships within the Division. Stephen M. R. Covey in the ‘Speed of Trust’ outlines a framework for my belief on forming relationships; trust - the one thing that changes everything. I am eager to begin building that trust with all stakeholders within the Northland School Division and I truly want to make decisions that will support how students learn and how they will learn for years to come.”