Elk Island Catholic Schools (EICS) has found a temporary superintendent replacement.
With Michael Hauptman taking on a new role with Alberta Education, EICS deputy superintendent Shawn Haggarty will take over as acting superintendent.
"I'm really excited for it," said Haggarty."The division is absolutely headed in the right direction."
The former deputy superintendent has spent seven years with EICS and 32 years in the education world.
"I have a lot of relationships now being here for seven years and we have excellent staff throughout," added Haggarty. "All the decisions have to be based on what's best for the students."
With major shifts coming in the Catholic school system, especially in Fort Saskatchewan, Haggarty mentioned there will be some challenges.
"We've had a high level of change. It's a beautiful thing having a new high school, but it also then involves a reconfiguration of schools and everything else. Change brings a stress with it."

His four main points of focus will be faith, quality teaching, wellness and engagement.
Haggarty will start his new position on Jun.1.

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