Retirement Announcements

As the school year draws to a close we would like to thank our dedicated staff members who will be retiring at the end of the school year!

Shannon Kawade

Shannon began working as an educational assistant with Westwind School Division in 1987 at Raymond Junior High School. She took on an additional position of Librarian in 2008 at RJHS, before transitioning to being the school secretary in 2010, helping students, parents, and staff. You will be missed. Happy retirement!


Diane Oliver

Diane began working as an educational assistant with Westwind School Division in 1999 at Magrath Elementary School. She has worked focused on student health and helping individual students succeed in their classes in Magrath Elementary School. You will be missed. Happy retirement!


Carol Salmon

Carol began working as an educational assistant with Westwind School Division in 1997 at Del Bonita School. In 1998 she came to Cardston Elementary School under the Early Literacy Initiative and has been working with students at Cardston Elementary for the past 19 years. You will be missed. Happy retirement!


Marilyn Wood

Marilyn began working as an educational assistant with Westwind School Division in 1999 at Raymond Junior High School. She has been working at Raymond Junior High for the past 18 years, helping students succeed in school. You will be missed. Happy retirement!


Janet Workman

Janet began working as an educational assistant with Westwind School Division in 1992 at Raymond Junior High School. She has been working at Raymond Junior High for the past 25 years, helping students succeed in school. You will be missed. Happy retirement!


Ross Blackmer

Ross completed his Bachelor of Education majoring in Physical Education from the University of Lethbridge in 1978. He taught got a year at Raymond High School and then was hired in 1979 to be the Physical Education teacher at Magrath High School in what would become Westwind School Division. Among other highlights in his career, Ross participated in the Grade 9 Item Development Committee for Grade 9 Science in 1995, he served as a guidance counsellor and Vice Principal at Magrath High School and was involved in volunteering in many extracurricular activities in the school community. Happy retirement Ross!


Lorna Dorner

Lorna completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Lethbridge in 1973. She was hired in 1973 by what would become Westwind School Division, at Lee Creek School. In 1976 Lorna transferred to teach at Magrath Elementary School. From 2006 until her retirement at the end of this year, Lorna has served the Magrath Elementary School community as a Vice Principal. Her influence has been felt by generations of students going through Westwind Schools over her 44 year career. Happy retirement Lorna! 


Wanda Gibbons

Wanda completed a diploma in what is now Developmental Services Counselling in 1978 from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario; a Liberal Arts Diploma in 1981 from Grande Prairie Regional College; and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge in 1982. Wanda was hired as a special education teacher in January 1983 with what would become Westwind School Division. She spent 10 years teaching in special education, and grades 5 and 3 in the Magrath Elementary School until she moved to Magrath High School to teach junior high language arts and many other junior and senior high courses. After 35 years, happy retirement Wanda!


Dave Jardine

Dave completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Lethbridge in 1988. He was hired at Raymond High School. He has spent his 29 year career teaching in Raymond. Happy retirement Dave!


Haroldine Neilson

Haroldine completed an Associate Degree at Ricks College in 1978 and Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at Brigham Young University in 1980. She began teaching in what would become Westwind School Division in 1980 and spent her career in Mountain View School and Magrath Elementary School. Happy retirement Haroldine!


Darcy Ralph

Darcy completed his Bachelor of Education in 1982 at the University of Lethbridge. He was initially hired to teach at Northside Elementary in Raymond in 1988, and began teaching at Raymond Elementary School in 1990, where he remained teaching students for the remainder of his career. Happy retirement Darcy!


Rusty Rollingson

Rusty completed his Bachelor of Education in 1978 at the University of Lethbridge. He was hired to teach with Westwind School Division in 1985. He spent his career in Westwind at Magrath High School. Among other highlights in his career, Rusty served on Chemistry 30 Item Writing and Test Writing Committees, and a Biology 20-30 Subcommittee, and as the Vice Principal at Magrath High School. Happy retirement Rusty!


Cheryl Romeril

Cheryl completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood/Special Education in 1974 from Utah State University.  She was hired as a special education teacher in what would become the Westwind School Division. She also attended the University of Lethbridge and received a Diploma of Special Education. She has continued to teach at the Cardston Elementary School for the remainder of her career. Happy retirement Cheryl!


Shayne Tolman

Shayne completed his Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Lethbridge in 1986 and later completed a Masters of Science at the University of Calgary in 2002. He was hired as a teacher at the Eastridge Elementary School in 1986 in what would become Westwind School Division. He continued to teach at Cardston Elementary School, Cardston High School, and the Westwind Alternate School. Happy retirement Shayne!


Karen Toone

Karen completed her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University in 1992. She began teaching Westwind School Division in 1994, where she taught at Cardston Elementary School, Mountain View School, and Magrath Elementary School. Happy retirement Karen!