Rick Gilson, B.Ed, M.Ed, Ed.D


Assistant Superintendent

2010 - Present


  • Doctor of Education (Dissertation Topic: How High School Students Understand and Apply Leadership Attributes), University of Phoenix, 2017
  • Master of Education, majoring in Education Administration and Leadership, University of Alberta, 1997
  • Bachelor of Education, majoring in Secondary Education, University of Alberta, 1985


  • District Principal, Grand Prairie Public School District, 2012-2013
  • Principal, Grand Prairies Composite High School, 2004-2012
  • Vice Principal, Grande Prairie Composite High School, 1997-2004
  • Teacher, Grande Prairie Composite High School, 1989-1997
  • Teacher, Montrose Junior High School, 1985-1989
  • ASAA Football Commissioner 2012-2016
  • Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Training, Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment

Recognitions and Honours

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient, 2013
  • Coach of the Year, Alberta Sport Development Council, 2012
  • Coach of the Year, NFL Canada, 2011
  • Provincial Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011
  • Coach of the Year, Alberta Sport, Recreation, and Wildlife, 2003
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 1989