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Rayel Cardinal Appointed Principal at Elizabeth School

Posted on March 7

Northland School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Rayel Cardinal as Elizabeth School Principal. Rayel has a solid foundation in educational leadership and a wealth of teaching experience. During the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school year, she has served as the Acting Principal when called upon.

“The Board congratulates Rayel on becoming the new Principal at Elizabeth School,” said Robin Guild, Board Chair. “We are pleased to have been able to recruit an outstanding leader for the Elizabeth School community. Achieving excellence in leadership is pivotal to our number one priority, which is excellence in learning.”

“Rayel has the leadership qualities we are looking for to support the instructional focus areas in the Northland School Division,” said Cal Johnson, Acting Superintendent of Schools/CEO. “She brings a variety of learning experiences that align with our school division priorities. Congratulations Rayel!”

"I am very excited to be moving into this important leadership role at Elizabeth School,” said Cardinal. “I feel honoured to have the opportunity and privilege to work with the students, parents, guardians, staff, and community members of Elizabeth to ensure all students have the support needed for a successful school experience."

In addition to her Acting Principal experience at Elizabeth School, Rayel served as the Education and Outreach Lead at the Dragonfly Centre in Bonnyville. In this role, she managed a team of educators, volunteers and practicum students. She was also responsible for organizing education programs and maintaining relationships with community partners. 

Rayel holds a Bachelor of Education with a focus in Elementary Education and a minor in Indigenous Studies from the University of Alberta. 

Outside of work, she is a mother of three and enjoys an active lifestyle, which includes playing slo-pitch, supporting her children's sports activities, and enjoying the lake in the summer.

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