Congratulations Anna Taplin and Brendon Nichols, Vice Principals of Glenmary School

  Posted: July 10, 2020

The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce that Anna Taplin and Brendon Nichols will be the new Vice Principals of Glenmary School in Peace River starting in September 2020. Anna and Brendon join the administrative team with Principal David Amiot.  Anna brings her passion for numeracy, assessment, technology, lifelong learning and Catholic Education to this position. In her 27 year career, she has worked as a Teacher, Administrator and most recently a Learning Coach. Brendon began his teaching career at Glenmary School in Peace River in September 2012. Since that time, Brendon has proven himself as a dependable, reliable Teacher that has contributed positively to the school culture at Glenmary. 

“Anna has been with HFCRD for many years and has successfully held several roles in multiple schools. She is a versatile, educated, and hard working member of the HFCRD family,” said Superintendent Betty Turpin. “Brendon has grown tremendously during his eight years at Glenmary School and has become an important member of the school community. Brendon prioritizes relationships with students and parents, and that is directly reflected in his consistent growth as a Teacher. We look forward to working with both Anna and Brendon in these new capacities.”

We wish former Vice Principals Lauri Goudreault and Stéphane Gaudreau the very best in their new roles next year! Lauri will be the Principal of École Providence School in McLennan and Stéphane is returning to the classroom full time as an exceptional Teacher.


Anna Taplin

Anna received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge specializing in Mathematics and Business and Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction – Numeracy through Simon Fraser University. Anna has enjoyed working for 27 successful years as an administrator, mentor/learning coach, and teacher; teaching various grade levels from Kindergarten to grade 12.  Anna has expertise in numeracy, assessment, technology, and has a strong passion for lifelong learning and Catholic Education.  She prioritizes doing action research to improve her teaching practices and student learning.

Anna has facilitated many workshops for parents and staff in the areas of numeracy, literacy, Google Suite for education, and technology.  She is enthusiastic about sharing and working collaboratively with teachers, staff, and all stakeholders in education, to foster student success and growth in a Catholic community guided by Christ.  

Anna lives in Peace River with her husband and their two daughters are attending university.  Anna enjoys hiking and traveling with her family. 


Brendon Nichols

Brendon lives in Peace River with his wife Allison and their son Emmett. He was born and raised in New Westminster, British Columbia. In 2010, Brendon graduated from St. Francis Xavier University where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in History and Religious Studies. He then went on to obtain his Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta in 2012. Outside the classroom, Brendon can often be found on the sidelines of the football field coaching the Peace River Pioneers, or on the court refereeing basketball during the winter months.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to connect with staff, students, parents and the community in this new leadership role as Vice Principal and Inclusive Education Coordinator at Glenmary School,” said Brendon. “I look forward to the upcoming school year and hope to see everyone in the fall!”