WEYBURN - The South East Cornerstone Public School Division has found its new director of education.
Audrey Trombley, chairperson for the Cornerstone board of education, announced the appointment of Keith Keating as the new director of education, effective Aug. 1.
“The board of education is very pleased that Mr. Keating has accepted the position of director of education,” Trombley said. “We are confident that his education, background and years of experience in our school division will complement the strategic direction of the board of education in serving the stakeholders of South East Cornerstone Public School Division.”
Keating is no stranger to the school division and comes to his new role with 23 years in education, 22 of which were within SECPSD. Since 2000, he has served the division and its environs in various capacities, including teacher, principal, superintendent of schools and deputy director of education.
His career includes 11 years of central office experience overseeing schools and human resources, along with 11 years of experience as an in-school administrator.
A graduate of Brandon University with a bachelor of education degree, Keating furthered his academic pursuits at the University of Regina where he earned a master of education degree. Keating began his teaching career at Creighton Community School in 1999, followed by two years as teaching principal at Benson Central School.
In 2002, he became the vice-principal of Haig School in Weyburn and then assumed the principal's duties for an additional four years. In 2008, Keating became principal of the Weyburn Junior High School and held that position until transitioning to a system position as superintendent of schools from 2011-2017. He has held the deputy director of education position for the past five years.
“I am excited, humbled and honoured to be able to help lead a team of committed individuals supporting students, staff and communities to ensure success and achievement for every student in every school," Keating said.
Keating will replace Lynn Little, who will be retiring July 31 following a 35-year career in education.
"I would like to take this opportunity to express our congratulations to Lynn Little on her well-deserved retirement. Lynn has provided eight years of dedicated service as the director of education for South East Cornerstone following several years of service in our system. Her leadership has contributed to a strong leadership team that will continue on the path of success and achievement for every student in every school.”