Superintendent Perkins Moving On

Superintendent of Schools/CEO, Dr. Christine Perkins, is resigning from School District 8 - Kootenay Lake and has accepted the Superintendent/CEO position with School District 22 - Vernon effective August 1, 2021.

“It has been an absolute honour to serve as the Superintendent/CEO for this transformative four-year period of time. I will take with me the many positive memories of the great people with whom I worked, associated, laughed, and had the honour to get to know,” says Perkins. “The change will allow me to embrace a new career challenge and be close to family while living in a community and region where my husband, Michael, and I hold significant history.”

Perkins has been Superintendent since 2017. During this time, Perkins has provided strong leadership in establishing and implementing the Districts’ first strategic plan, hiring of several senior management, as well as an effective plan for supporting students, families and staff during the global pandemic.

“The Board of Education would like to thank Dr. Perkins for the last four years of her leadership. Under Dr. Perkins’ direction, the district has seen numerous improvements including new methods of communication such as the district app, website upgrades, new timely rollout of technology across the district, improvements to facilities, and reorganization of finances and resources and alignment to the Ministry of Education goals. The district’s professional learning plan, Focus. Learn, Excel., has been a huge success. Our new Breeze logo and Board office at Central School and, of course, closing the gap and improving results for our Aboriginal students. We wish Dr. Perkins all the best in her new school district,” states Board Chair, Lenora Trenaman.

The Board will now begin a search for a new Superintendent of Schools/CEO. “I will be continuing my work here through the end of the school year, assisting the Board with the transition in whatever way I am needed,” Perkins said.


For more information contact:

Chair Trenaman at