Governance, Board of Directors & Affiliations


River Valley School operates as a not-for-profit educational institution. It is governed by a parent Board of Directors with a strong community of educators, students and parents. The independent Board of Directors was formed in 2003 and is governed by Private School Regulations under the Alberta School Act, the Societies Act and the River Valley School By-Laws.

Thank you to those who were able to join us for our 2022 Annual General Meeting – 2022 AGM Meeting Minutes.

Board of Directors

As a not-for-profit charitable society, River Valley School has a Board of Directors that oversees the governance of the organization. Their primary focus is long-term strategic work for the school, maintenance of our mission and vision as well as ensuring that we are operating in compliance with the legal requirements of a charitable society and a private school under the School Act. The Board and Head of School work together in these areas and the Head of School reports monthly on the operational components of River Valley School.

Learn more – board overview.

2022-23 River Valley School Board of Governors:

Rich Lee

Board Chair

Rich worked as a production engineer and project manager for 10 years at Shell, in Germany, the Netherlands, and Canada. He now works in construction and owns a general contracting and fencing company; Greenstone Construction. With a passion for sustainable construction, the company has most recently built seven major child care centres in Calgary and Edmonton. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics as well as a Master’s of Science in Finance and Management from Loughborough University.

Rich has two children who are currently enrolled at River Valley School.

Eric von Engelbrechten

Jason Schultz

Scott Crews

Heather Draper

Bill Hu

Adam Phillips

Isaac Wing

Tatum Woywitka

Accreditation & Affiliations

River Valley School is accredited by Alberta Education.

Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services since 2016.

River Valley School is the only school in Alberta that offers the Arrowsmith Program; a scientific approach to help students overcome learning disabilities and challenges. Arrowsmith certified teachers focus on the science of neuroplasticity to retrain the brain and give students the tools they need to succeed in the classroom and life.