RES Principal Announcement

Westwind School Division is happy to announce that Mr. Jerry Salmon will be the new principal at Raymond Elementary School. Mr. Salmon is currently an assistant principal at RES and will succeed Principal Marlin Hogg as he retires at the end of the school year.

Mr. Salmon holds a teaching degree from the University of Lethbridge and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary. He also spent two years at the University of Alberta participating in a unique professional development program offered through the Faculty of Education aimed at advancing literacy supports for students. 

Mr. Salmon began his 15-year career in education as a teacher in Chinook’s Edge School Division before moving into a Coordinator position at their Central Office in Innisfail. Originally from Southern Alberta, Mr. Salmon returned home with his family to join Team Westwind in 2016 as the assistant principal at Raymond High School, then as Westwind’s Director of Learning in 2018. Over the past two years, has been instrumental in the development of Westwind’s Ideal Learning Environment and Collaborative Response Model as well as in implementing various literacy and numeracy initiatives across the division.

“I have the utmost confidence that Mr. Salmon will lead Raymond Elementary School with clear direction and continue to advocate for the success of all students,” said Superintendent Darren Mazutinec. “I have no doubt that he is the right principal for our top-notch staff at RES, and will continue to lead the school on their path of continued success.”