The School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) Board of Education and SD43 Superintendent of Schools Patricia Gartland are pleased to announce that Nadine Tambellini has been named assistant superintendent of schools for SD43. Ms. Tambellini is replacing retiring Assistant Superintendent Reno Ciolfi.
Ms. Tambellini has served the students and staff of SD43 for 33 years in a number of different roles, since joining the district in 1989. Most recently Ms. Tambellini has been the district principal of human resources which involves the supervision of all district staffing, including teacher recruitment. Previously, Ms. Tambellini held school-based administrative positions as principal of Hillcrest Middle, principal of Central Elementary, and vice-principal of Glen Elementary. Her SD43 teaching career began at Vanier Elementary with eventual moves to Nestor, Kwayhquitlum Middle, and Summit Middle.
Ms. Tambellini is a strong leader and is very much looking forward to joining the District Leadership Team. She believes everyone has unlimited ability when encouraged and supported to develop their full potential and that there is no 'one size fits all' approach to supporting employees or students.
Superintendent Patricia Gartland is confident that Ms. Tambellini will be successful in this new role and is very much looking forward to her transitioning into the role as of February 1, 2023.