I would like to welcome everyone to the 2017-18 school year at West Bench Elementary. This will be my second year as Principal and I am truly excited to contiune working and learning 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