I would like to welcome everyone to the 2016-17 school year at West Bench Elementary. This will be my first year as Principal and I am truly excited to start a new chapter in my life with the community of West Bench. Welcome back to the returning students and welcome for the first time, our new students and those entering kindergarten! I am looking forward to getting to learn and grow with all of you. My advice to all students as we start a new year is to be prepared and get involved in the various activities West Bench has to offer. Here is a brief background to help introduce myself.
Originally from Trail B.C., I attended university in Alberta and started teaching in Northern Alberta in 2003. I started working in this district in 2006 and taught at Skaha Lake and McNicoll Park Middle Schools. I began my administration career at McNicoll Park Middle School where I was Vice Principal for three years followed by two years as Vice Principal at Summerland Middle School.
As I have worked in school district 67 for a number of years one thing I have observed during this time is the level of commitment this staff dedicates to the well-being of their students and the community - a culture that I am extremely pleased to be a part of at West Bench!
On a special note, I continue to look forward to meeting more parents and families so that we may work together to ensure a fantastic year for the students of West Bench.
Mr. Darryl Tenisci