We are pleased to announce that Ken McMurray has been appointed as the new principal of Cardston High School.
Ken was born and raised in the Cardston area and earned his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge. He has a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Lethbridge.
Ken has made numerous and lasting contributions to Westwind School Division during his 31-year career. He has worked as a teacher at CHS (1986-2002), the head of guidance and counselling at CHS (2002-2008), the vice principal of Cardston Junior High School (2008-2012) and the vice principal of Cardston High School (2012-present). Ken has also been heavily involved in the Cardston Cougar basketball program, coaching for 30 seasons.
Mr. McMurray’s 26 years of experience at and dedication to the Cardston High School will serve the students, staff and families of CHS well.
Outgoing CHS Principal and incoming Assistant Superintendent Austin Nunn has had the opportunity to have Ken serve as his vice principal twice, at CJHS and at CHS, and is confident that Ken will do great work as principal.
"I have no doubt that Ken is prepared and ready to serve the staff, students and parents at CHS," he explains. "He has been deeply invested in the school community as a teacher, coach and administrator and I know that he will continue to lead the school in the good work happening here."
We are also pleased to announce that Cody Toone has been appointed as the new vice principal of Cardston High School.
Cody earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii and has a Masters of Education from the University of Phoenix. He has worked with Westwind since 2008, most recently as the vice principal at Cardston Junior High School, where his fun, engaging and caring presence will be greatly missed by the students and staff.
"It’s been an honour learning and growing with the staff and students at Cardston Junior High," he says. "Leaving is definitely a bittersweet situation. I am excited for the work ahead with CHS and can’t wait to join that wonderful team."
Both Mr. McMurray and Mr. Toone will assume their new responsibilities for the 2018/2019 school year.