(Fort McMurray, AB, May 3, 2022) Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD) congratulates Merrie-Rae Mitsopoulos who has just been named our new Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources and Administration. The new position is effective as of August 29, 2022, the start of the new academic year.
Mitsopoulos has been with FMPSD for 11 years and has overseen a variety of leadership portfolios ranging from Principal, Coordinator of Instruction, Director of Education, and most recently Director of Human Resources and Administration, a position she has held for over two years now. She has an M.A., Educational Leadership from San Diego State University, and a B.Ed., from the University of Alberta.
As the former Principal of Dr. Clark Public School she forged valuable partnerships to sustain the school’s breakfast program. And, supported the school community post-wildfires, which saw many families affected. She also championed Indigenous Education at both Dr. Clark and Westview Public schools.
“In my 11 years with FMPSD, I have embraced many new challenges and opportunities to learn. My experiences working in many different leadership roles at the Division has provided me with a strong understanding of the vision, goals and priorities of FMPSD. I believe in the importance of always looking at my work through the lens of Doing What's Best for Kids. I look forward to continuing serving the students and staff of Fort McMurray Public Schools in the role of Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources and Administration,” Mitsopoulos noted.
Superintendent Annalee Nutter congratulated her, highlighting how much she brings to the senior leadership team.
“Outstandingly reliable is an immediate description of Merrie-Rae. She is dependable, a constant support, and someone who has always gone above and beyond for students, staff and FMPSD families. For the last two years, which have been challenging due to COVID, the 100-year Flood, staff turnover, and budgeting, Merrie-Rae has provided incredible support to the senior leadership team. I know she’ll be phenomenal overseeing this new portfolio. Congratulations Merrie-Rae, this is well-earned!” Superintendent Nutter enthused.
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