Willowstone hires ops director
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 15, 2020 - People in Business

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Kelowna’s Willowstone Academy has hired Lisa-Diane Fortier as its new director of operations.

Fortier spent 12 years in Vancouver at Fraser Institute, an economic think tank, before moving to Kelowna two years ago to prioritize spending more time together as a family. She was a teacher before joining Fraser Institute.

“Our new director of operations offers us strong expertise in team development, scaling systems and organizational development,” chief learning officer Karine Veldhoen said in a press release. “Education benefits from diverse professional expertise; children benefit. While right now Lisa-Diane is focused on ensuring we are a COVID-friendly school, we know, over time, her leadership will make a rich contribution to our Learn Forward model school.”

The faith-based independent school, which is located on Lakeshore Road, has been in operation for 25 years and rebranded as Willowstone Academy six years ago.

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