Hanover School Division Board of Trustees has announced that Joel Bergen has been appointed as principal of Kleefeld School, and Craig Cumming has been appointed as principal of Niverville Middle School. Both positions are effective for the 2020-2021 school year.

Joel is currently the vice-principal and resource teacher of Kleefeld School, having held these positions since 2015. Prior to joining the staff at Kleefeld School, Joel was a teacher at Stonybrook Middle School (2012-2015), during which time he served as part-time vice-principal and acting principal. His Hanover teaching experience also includes four years at Steinbach Junior High School (2008-2012) and six years at Niverville Elementary School (2002-2006).

Craig is currently the vice-principal of Niverville Middle School, having transitioned from the former Niverville Collegiate Institute in the fall of 2019. Prior to his current role, Craig served as vice-principal of the Niverville Collegiate Institute (2013-2019) and Landmark Collegiate (2012-2013). Before joining the staff in Landmark, he served for 12 years at Niverville Collegiate Institute, having held the positions of guidance counsellor (2009-2012), acting principal (2008-2012), and teacher (2000-2009).

The Board of Trustees and senior administration of Hanover School Division congratulate both Joel and Craig and wish them all the best in their new appointments.