There has been some shifting of a pair of leadership roles within the Western School Division (WSD).

The Division announced Thursday that Adam Adamson has been hired as Transportation Supervisor. 

Adamson has been a professional driver since 2002, with a range of experience varying from passenger transport to freight haulage. While spending the last 10 years working as a professional long-haul deck driver, he has also been working towards obtaining his certification in Transportation and Supply Chain Management. His most recent focus was on Transportation Systems, Economic Influences, Logistics Processes and Law with the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation. 

He also obtained certification from Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations board for Road Haulage and Passenger Transport Operations. 

Adamson was born in the United Kingdom and spent his childhood in Wales and the Netherlands. He feels fortunate to have grown up amongst many different cultures, and as a result speaks multiple 
languages. Adamson has been living in Manitoba since August 2012, and moved to Morden in the Spring of 2021. 

He is the proud father of two children ages 7 and 14. 

Adamson is looking forward to this new opportunity and serving the community he is proud to call home. 

He is replacing Allan Toews who is retiring at the end of the school year.

Additionally, Michael Ward has been hired as Vice-Principal of Morden Collegiate Institute starting next school year. 

Originally from Lockport, Ward graduated from Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Manitoba and is pursuing a Masters degree in Administration. Following a year of teaching in Beijing, China, Ward began teaching grade 8 at EMMS in 2013 moving to Vice Principal of Maple Leaf Elementary School in 2017. 

As an educator, Ward's educational philosophy has always centered on the belief that teachers are not simply distributers of information but facilitators of learning. Every student comes to a classroom with 
individual skills and educators set the environments in consideration of student differences to develop deep thinkers and practiced learners. In a statement, Ward noted Sir Ken Robinson said it best stating, “We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process–it’s an organic process. And you cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish” 

Ward is excited to be working with a new staff, a whole new group of students, with parents and caregivers and with our community to help our students become lifelong learners and create the environments where they 
can flourish!