Tara Cunningham appointed vice-principal at Chinook High School

Lethbridge School District No. 51 is pleased to announce Tara Cunningham (Orser) has been appointed vice-principal at Chinook High School, commencing the 2018-19 school year.

After a year absence, Cunningham is excited to be returning home to the Lethbridge School District.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Chinook High School. I look forward to adding my skills and energy in such a way that continues to support the ongoing school vision. I am eager to roll up my sleeves and get to know and serve the students, staff and families of the Chinook community.”

Prior to her leave, Cunningham was a vice-principal at Winston Churchill High School. During her time with Churchill, she endeavoured to serve the Churchill family to the highest level.

Before joining Churchill, Cunningham served as a vice-principal at LCI. At LCI, Cunningham demonstrated her leadership style is punctuated with energy and a passion for providing opportunities for students. A strong relationship-builder, Cunningham believes that trust, mutual respect, collaboration and shared vision are foundational to leadership.

Cunningham walks the talk when it comes to building school climate and culture. She endeavours to seek feedback from staff, students, and parents, and is open to diverse perspectives that enhance student opportunities. She has a strong interest in curriculum and pedagogy, and believes collaborative professional pursuits build staff capacity.

In her role as vice-principal, she has demonstrated proficiency as a facilitator, communicator and supporter of professionalization.

Prior to assuming her vice-principal roles, Cunningham developed a strong instructional background across subjects and grade levels. She has taught at the middle school level, served as a Division One Special Education Teacher and provided instruction at the high school level.

Her active involvement in school activities as a coach, supervisor and facilitator speak to her commitment to the school.

Cunningham is an active administrator at the District level, providing leadership on committees and projects. She earned a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education Combined Degree from the University of Lethbridge with a major in Physical Education and minors in English and Environmental Education. She completed her Master of Education degree in 2012 with a major in Curriculum and Instruction.

Date posted: June 4, 2018