About Us > Principal's Message
Hello Springdale Elementary School Community,
I am overjoyed to have been given the opportunity to be the principal of your school. My name is Alexandra Desbiens-Leighton and although I am new to your school, as a Vice Principal at Pierrefonds Community High School for the past 4 years, I have had the immense pleasure of meeting some of your graduating students as they enter high school.
Although academic success is an important part of what we do as a school, my approach has always been to see students as whole people and not just their academic achievements. Through compassionate leadership I hope to continue to support students in all aspects of their lives. This of course cannot be done without the collaboration of everyone who is involved with our school. From teachers, integration aides, daycare staff and our school board based professionals, to parents, guardians, extended families and community members, our students' success cannot be achieved without the sum of all these parts.
I look forward to meeting you as well as your children and ensuring that their achievements are recognized and celebrated and with your help and the help of our school team and community I believe that this can be accomplished. I hope to make the 2023-2024 school year one where we create long lasting memories and shape positive and confident students. I believe that through creativity, innovation and determination we can accomplish student success, not only academically but socially as well as emotionally.