On Mar. 4, the Rocky View Schools (RVS) Board of Trustees voted to renew Superintendent Greg Luterbach's contract for five years, starting this September. 

However, the contract required the approval of Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange.

Last week, she did just that.

RVS Board Chair Fiona Gilbert couldn't be more pleased.  She said in his first  4 1/2 years at RVS, Luterbach has proven he's 100 per cent committed to students and their learning.

"That comes out very strongly in all of the things he does. In the decisions that he makes but also all of his actions" she said. "Greg is very active in visiting schools as much as he can and connecting with both students and staff across the division.  That really, in my mind, tells the story of where his passion is and that is with supporting student learning."

Gilbert said his leadership qualities have been especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic and all the challenges that schools, students, staff, and parents have had to endure.

"Greg has handled it very well, leading by example, getting right on in there are supporting his team, supporting staff, and working with them.  His whole caring and connecting with staff right across the division.  He's very good at reaching out to all staff and saying, 'we're here and we're in this together.'  You can really feel that with his actions that we really are all in this together."

Luterbach was previously with RVS as the Supervisor of Technology Services from 2000 through 2003.  He was named superintendent in 2016.  Before that, he was with School District 20 in the Kootenay-Columbia region of B.C. for five years.