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Blog: Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

In Memoriam

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

It was this time last year that life in our district seemed to stand still, as we tried to come to grips with the unthinkable tragedy that occurred at Abby Senior. When I wrote about it a year ago, I asked everyone to remember the staff and students at Abby Senior (and Abby Middle), because as the tragedy would predictably recede in our collective rear view mirrors, the staff and students on the Abby campus arrive everyday with that burden in their hearts. 

Despite the lingering sadness of the event, we can look back and be thankful for a few things. Letisha’s memory is strong in the school and in our community. As we have learned more about the indomitable spirit of this young lady, her school mates have done an amazing job of honouring her over the last twelve months. If you speak to anyone on the Abby staff, they will tell you that the tragedy has brought them closer than they already were. They attend more closely to the students and each other’s needs, and this has strengthened the learning environment in the school. Finally, we are forever grateful for how other staff in the district, and the members of the community have extended their supportive reach into the school over the last twelve months. We cannot thank everyone enough for their generosity and support. Live Abby Strong.

By Kevin Godden
Kevin Godden
Kevin Godden

By Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Kevin has been the Superintendent of Schools for the Abbotsford School District since July 2011, overseeing some 19,000 students and 2,500 employees. Kevin is committed to student success in all forms and envisions a school district that can nimbly respond to the ever changing needs and interests of its students.