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Yvette Sasha Jean-Jacques Appointed J.F. Dion School Principal

Northland School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Yvette Sasha Jean-Jacques as the new principal of J.F. Dion School, effective August 26, 2024. 

With a career spanning 21 years in education, Yvette brings a wealth of experience, a passion for academic excellence, personal growth, and a commitment to supporting a safe and inclusive learning environment. Throughout her career, she has excelled in various roles, including teacher, principal, and curriculum coordinator, gaining valuable insights into the diverse needs of students, parents, and educators.

“Yvette has the leadership qualities and the skills we look for to support the focus areas in the Northland School Division,” said Cal Johnson, Superintendent of Schools/CEO. “We are pleased to welcome her to the Northland family!”

“At J.F. Dion School, my goal is to build upon and continue the existing culture of excellence and achievement, and to work collaboratively with our exceptional staff to provide an enriching educational experience for all students,” said Jean-Jacques. “I believe in fostering a positive and inclusive school culture that celebrates student success in all areas, promotes positive citizenship, and values the unique talents and contributions of every individual.”

Yvette's educational journey includes a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, a Master's in Leadership and Administration from Gonzaga University, and she is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education from the University of Alberta. 

With a passion for all things beautiful and a fascination with rhinestones, Yvette discovered her love for bedazzling later in life. While living in the Northwest Territories, she started bedazzling Crocs as a way to balance her professional and personal life. Bedazzling is her passion, and she is always looking for ways to improve her skills.

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