Division Emergency

School closures due to Evacuation Orders

School Closures due to wildfires

Any decision regarding school operations will be announced once more information becomes available.

Evacuation Orders

Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.: Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement

Re-entry for communities previously under Evacuation Order

Wednesday, June 12, 2019: Phase 3 Re-entry (Return of Residents) for Wabasca-Desmarais, Sandy Lake and Chipewyan Lake. The threat of wildfire still exists for the above-mentioned communities. As a result, an eight (8) hour Evacuation Alert will remain in effect. 

Question and Answer page for students, parents, staff impacted by the wildfires

Click here to view the Question and Answer page.

Division News



Pedagogical Supervisor


Location: Area 3

Competition #: 6619

Open To: Everyone

Date Posted: July 6th, 2018

Closing Date: Open Ended

Additional Information:

Are you looking for an educational leadership opportunity in Alberta’s north?  Northland School Division No. 61 is seeking an advocate of Indigenous Education and a supporter of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Language and Culture to help us lead the way in FNMI Education.  Applications are invited from qualified educators to fill a 1.00 FTE Pedagogical Supervisor term position based in the Division’s east side to August 2020.  This is a 12 month position.

We are looking for an individual who will provide a strong FNMI perspective, have successful experience in Aboriginal and rural communities, and school-based leadership.  Fluency in the language and experience in the culture would be an asset.  This position will build on the current strengths of the schools to work towards literacy and language improvement through common Division goals and initiatives, including:

  • First Nations and Métis Learner Success,
  • Inclusion,
  • Literacy,
  • Numeracy,
  • Educational Technology, and
  • Attendance

This position will be of interest to innovative and enthusiastic individuals willing to participate in improving and expanding educational services within the Division.  The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with other members of an interdisciplinary Learning Services Team and Division Leadership to provide quality service to our staff and schools.  Frequent travel to designated schools is a requirement.

The individual selected will provide support and assistance to school-based staff in:

  • Experience with First Nations, Métis and Inuit curriculum infusion
  • Excellent understanding of program of studies K-12
  • Incorporation of technology for learning
  • Guidance and mentorship of school-based administrative teams
  • Fostering learning communities
  • Planning and delivering in-services to professional and paraprofessional staff
  • Evaluation procedures and expectations (Teacher and Administration)

Assets include:

  • Strong FNMI perspective with knowledge of and/or experience of Aboriginal communities
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of principles of Professional Learning Communities

Further qualifications and/or qualities essential to are:

  • A valid Alberta Teaching Certificate
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with administrative staff, parents, support agencies, and local school board committees
  • A minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • A Master’s degree in Education or equivalent/relevant graduate coursework.

Interested applicants are asked to forward a letter of application, with the names of three (3) professional references, to:

Wesley Oginski

Associate Superintendent of Human Resources

Northland School Division No. 61

Bag 1400

Peace River, Alberta  T8S 1V2

Phone:  (780) 624-2060

Fax:  (780) 624-5914

Email:  applications@nsd61.ca

Closing date:  Open until a suitable candidate is found.

We thank all applicants for submitting applications.  However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.