WMEMS hires Interim Superintendent/CEO
Updated: Sep 14, 2022
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - The Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary & Middle Schools (WMEMS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Steve Lawrie to the position of Interim Superintendent and CEO, effective September 6, 2022.
Mr. Lawrie brings a wealth of experience in educational leadership, mental health and wellbeing, and senior school administration. He has held senior leadership positions in schools across Manitoba, most recently in the Louis Riel School Division.
Over a 30 year career, Mr. Lawrie has worked primarily with K-8 students and has held the position of Teacher, Principal, Divisional Principal, and Director Student and Clinical Services. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Winnipeg, and a Masters of Educational Foundations and Administration degree from the University of Manitoba.
As a public educator, Mr. Lawrie has experience working in Mennonite communities and has many personal friends and connections with the community. He strongly advocates for community partnerships and parental involvement in educating the whole child.
Mr. Lawrence Hamm will be on medical leave but will provide mentorship to Mr. Lawrie during the transition and continue work on special projects when he is able. Our community continues to pray for Mr. Hamm and his family, and we wish him the best as he continues to focus on his recovery.
The WMEMS Board of Directors and the administration team welcome Mr. Lawrie to our school and look forward to working with him starting in the 2022-2023 school year.