Prairie South School Division was proud to welcome Mr. Tony Baldwin to Prairie South Schools as Director of Education on August 1, 2014.
“Mr. Baldwin brings a wealth of experience in the education sector to Prairie South Schools, and we are honoured to have him join our team,” says Board Chair, Dr. Shawn Davidson. “Our extensive executive search resulted in several excellent candidates, and the Board chose Tony for his dedication to student learning and vision for a strong School Division.”
Tony holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. Prior to coming to Prairie South, Tony worked as a Superintendent of Education with Sun West School Division, where his primary responsibilities were with school operations in 12 schools and strategic improvement planning. Tony has previously had responsibility for School Community Councils, Technology and Distance Learning, and Home-Based Education. He has strong professional interests including community involvement in school-level decision-making.
Tony has presented a variety of in-services on parent and community engagement, and is currently a member of a team that is working on developing an early warning system for students who are at risk of not graduating. Prior to his work as a Superintendent, Tony was the principal at Davidson High School for 11 years, a teacher at Chaplin School, and an instructor at the Canadian Forces Fleet School in Esquimalt, British Columbia.
Tony and his wife, Sandra, have three daughters: Nicole, 23; Kimberley, 20; and Kaitlyn, 19. Sandra is a High School math and science teacher in Davidson.