UPDATED: Hutton Elementary principal Doug Lacey appointed as SD51 director of learning

Doug Lacey, currently principal of Hutton Elementary School in Grand Forks, will be SD51's director of learning effective July 1.

Doug Lacey

Doug Lacey

Editor’s note: Quotes from Lacey and SD51 board chair Teresa Rezansoff added.

Doug Lacey has been promoted to School District 51’s (SD51) director of learning.

Lacey, currently principal of Hutton Elementary School in Grand Forks, will assume his new post effective July 1.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of moving our district forward as director of learning,” Lacey told the Gazette. “As a member of the senior leadership team, I am excited to work with the staff, administrators, parents, and interested community organizations and members of each school in SD51 and with school board staff and our school district trustees.”

Lacey represents the second administrator from SD51 that has been promoted, with Perley Elementary principal Kevin Argue succeeding superintendent Michael Strukoff at the same time Lacey assumes his new position.

“The board is very pleased to welcome Doug Lacey to our senior management team,” explained SD51 board chair Teresa Rezansoff in an email. “We are proud to have been able to promote from within our existing rank of administrators.”

Lacey will continue as Hutton principal until June 30.

He was also the principal of Christina Lake Elementary previously.