New superintendent for the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows school district

December 11, 2020

A new superintendent has been chosen for School District 42.

Harry Dhillon, who has been with the district for more than 32 years, will be taking over for Superintendent Sylvia Russell, who is retiring on Jan. 31, 2021.

Dhillon started with the district in 1988 at Glenwood Elementary where he taught Grade 7.

Since then he has taught kindergarten to Grade 10 and served as both principal and vice principal of several elementary schools.

He has also served in a number of senior district leadership roles, including as district principal and acting director of human resources, director of instruction overseeing learning services, and, finally, assistant superintendent, the seat he will be vacating.

Dhillon is credited with leading the development of key policies in consultation with partner agencies, as well as, supporting mentorship and cross-professional collaboration at many levels of the district.

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