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.

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.

The Board of Directors for the 2021-22 School Year are:

Brett Undershute – Chair

Chester Krala

Jane Kerr

Melanie Gallant

Dan Collins

Eric von Engelbrechten

Rich Lee

Tatum Woywitka

Adam Phillips

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.