The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Tim De Ruyck has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer for Wolf Creek School Division effective September 1, 2021.
Pamela Hansen, Chair of the Wolf Creek Board of Trustees, comments, “We welcome Mr. De Ruyck to the Wolf Creek family and look forward to working with him to continue our pursuit of providing high-quality education for our students. Tim was selected from a field of truly outstanding candidates. We believe that his focus on student learning, his strong work commitment and his ability to work collaboratively are an excellent fit for building on the current strengths of Wolf Creek School Division.”
Mr. De Ruyck has maintained an exemplary record over a twenty-six-year period as an educator in Manitoba. He has excelled as a teacher, a vice-principal, a principal and an Assistant Superintendent with Mountain View School Division in Dauphin, and as a Superintendent with Turtle Mountain School Division for the past seven and a half years. He comes to Wolf Creek with a wide range of experiences. Tim has been a very active member of the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents, has served on various Association committees, has chaired the south-west regional M.A.S.S. group, and has also published a number of articles in the M.A.S.S. quarterly journal.
Mr. De Ruyck has a strong practical and theoretical background in educational leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Manitoba with a major in business education and a minor in English. He has also earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Calgary.
Tim comments, “People who work within education systems are charged with caring for and being a part of developing the most precious resource we have, our children. This is a tremendous responsibility, and it has been an honor for me to be involved in a profession where I can make a contribution to the education of children. I believe all students must have a safe and stimulating learning environment, and that within that environment student diversity is to be celebrated. All students must have a strong sense of belonging within their school community.” He further adds, “I value all staff as individuals and as members of professional teams. I commit to being an ambassador for the Division and an advocate for our students and staff. I look forward, with tremendous pride and anticipation, to serving as Superintendent of Schools for a Division that is caring, innovative and student centered with diverse programming.”
Tim and his wife Sherry have three children, Jacob, Emma, and Mason. Tim enjoys watching
his children’s various sports activities, as well as fitness training.