New Principal Announcement

Dear Ranchero Families…

As you may have heard from your children, last Thursday I made the difficult announcement that I will be leaving Ranchero Elementary at the end of this school year.  After five wonderful years of working at Ranchero Elementary, I am being transferred to Bastion Elementary School.

I have very much enjoyed being a part of the Ranchero community, as I have been so fortunate to create some wonderful relationships with a group of amazing students, parents and staff members.  Ranchero Elementary is a hidden gem, being home to:

  • an incredible group of students who always put a smile on my face, and make me proud of the small and big achievements they make every day;
  • a caring and loving team of teachers, CEAs, and support staff who work together to ensure your children are always achieving new levels of success;
  • a supportive group of parents who are viewed as valuable members of our team, and trust us to provide their children with a well-rounded education.

The new principal of Ranchero Elementary will be Mr. Doug Cumming, the current principal of MV Beattie in Enderby.  Mr. Cumming is very excited to join the Ranchero team of students, teachers and parents!  Over the next few weeks, Mr. Cumming will be visiting Ranchero Elementary, to meet everyone in our school.

I would like thank everyone in our school community for contributing to a fantastic learning environment and making my time here very memorable.

I am looking forward to these next five weeks, as I continue to build memories with a learning community that I will miss very much.


Joel Menzies