Rocky View Schools (RVS) has announced the appointment of Sharon Cronin as the public school division's new director of instructional leadership, a position Cronin will take up this summer.
“With 30 years of experience as an educator in RVS, Sharon is known for making a difference in the lives of students,” said RVS Superintendent Greg Luterbach in a press release from the district. “Her focus on leadership and dedication to instructional practices will ensure RVS continues to deliver teaching that best serves all our learners as we continue to implement our 2019 to 2023 four-year plan.
“I extend my congratulations to Sharon and look forward to her continued excellent work in our jurisdiction.”
Cronin began her time with RVS in 1991 when she started as a teacher at Springbank Middle School. In the three decades since, she has worked as a teacher, assistant principal and principal at Banded Peak School in Bragg Creek, École Edwards Elementary School in Airdrie and RancheView School in Cochrane – her current posting since March 2016.
Cronin holds a Master of Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary with a focus on trust and leadership. She completed her Bachelor of Education, as well as a Bachelor of Arts, at Saint Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B.
In her new role, Cronin will be tasked with leading aspects of RVS' four-year plan related to teaching and learning with a focus on literacy, numeracy and helping schools bring the goals of the plan to life. Among other duties, she will support and guide the work of RVS’ learning specialists, function as an advisor to principals on issues relating to instructional practices and lead communication of student-learning and assessment practices.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I extend our congratulations to Sharon on her new role as director of instructional leadership,” said Board Chair Fiona Gilbert in a statement. “We look forward to her continued leadership and positive impact on student learning in RVS.”
Cronin will begin her new role on Aug. 16, according to the press release.