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New HHSS principal gets warm reception

By Chad Ingram

Published Sept. 18 2018

There is a new principal at the helm of Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.

Chris Boulay stepped into the role at the start of the school year.

Born and raised in Cornwall Ont. Boulay attended the University of Ottawa for both his undergraduate and graduate studies beginning his teaching career in 1997 as a math and physics teacher. He moved into administration in 2002 as a vice-principal and became a principal in 2005. He’s filled a number of principal positions at both the elementary and secondary levels within the Upper Canada District School Board.

That’s where Boulay has spent his career until now the move prompted to be closer to the family of his wife who is from the area.

Boulay thanked the community for the reception he’s received.

“During my transition parents students staff and the community at large have been welcoming and presented me with a very warm reception” he said.

Boulay said he’s excited to help students achieve success in a supportive and safe environment.

Boulay takes over from predecessor Dan Marsden who is now principal at Ridgewood Public School.