Division Office Services

New Principal Appointed to Ponoka Elementary School

Mr. Tim Bowman has been appointed as the new principal of Ponoka Elementary School, effective at the start of the 2017/2018 school year.  

Tim is currently an Assistant Principal with Northern Gateway School Division at Whitecourt Central School.

Throughout his leadership at Whitecourt Central, Tim has been extensively involved in CRM, technology implementation, curriculum and assessment. Tim has an excellent track record for building partnerships based on trusting relationships with students, parents and staff.

Tim also taught for several years with Red Deer Public prior to moving to Whitecourt.

When asked about his appointment, Tim stated, “"I am overjoyed to be joining the Wolf Creek team and look forward to building on the outstanding legacy left by retiring principal Mrs. Spate. The 2017-18 school year promises to be an exciting one as the students, staff, and community work together to ensure Ponoka Elementary is an exceptional place to learn."

Tim hails from the Onoway area. He has been very involved in band programs, creating very strong community connections through his development of community band programs in Red Deer and the Whitecourt Area. Tim has had very close ties to 4H for most of his life, including involvement at the provincial level. He is very active in the celebrations for the 100th Anniversary of 4H in Alberta.

“Tim is clearly a passionate leader who brings with him a diverse teaching background that will support the very positive directions at Ponoka Elementary School ”, said Corrine Thorsteinson, Assistant Superintendent, People Services. “Tim will be an excellent addition to Ponoka Elementary School and to our Wolf Creek administrative team”.


For more information, please contact:

Mrs. Corrine Thorsteinson

Assistant Superintendent, People Services

403-783-5441 x 1237