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Welcome to the 2023-24 school year.  I am thrilled to be returning to Spencer Middle School as principal for what will be my first full year at the school in this role. I look forward to continuing to work with this fabulous school community, consisting of students, staff and parents/guardians.

I have taught in Sooke School District since 2004 and have spent the majority of my career in middle schools. I was the former Vice-Principal at Spencer for five years before becoming an interim principal at a local elementary school. I took over at Spencer as Principal in February 2022. Prior to becoming an educator, I spent several years working for human rights and democracy-building organizations in Southeast Asia (Indonesia) and in Oceania. I speak English, French and Bahasa Indonesia and love meeting people from other cultures and countries.

This year will be an exciting one for Spencer, as our Principal-Vice-Principal Team (PVP) will be starting the year together. The amazing PVP Team consists of myself and the Vice-Principals, Laura Lancaster and Rob McAllister. We will also have a smaller student and staff population as the opening of the new middle school (Centre Mountain Lellum) has helped to balance out our school population and provided new opportunities for middle school staff. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people.  The staff at Spencer Middle School are outstanding educators and we love working with such an incredible group of students.  We truly care for the students and we will do our best to create a culture where everyone feels like they belong, are included, and are safe. At Spencer we value Empathy, Honesty, Kindness and Respect and strive to create the best learning environment for the school community.

I believe a healthy school community is one where parents are involved in the school and we stay connected. I will send home the “Spencer Weekly News” every week and encourage you to regularly connect with Spencer school staff. Please contact us if you have any ideas, questions or concerns.  Thank you for your support.

Jen Nixon
250.474.1291 Ext 304