Barrie Wilson began his career in Red Deer Public Schools in 1969 when he was appointed Vice-Principal at Eastview Middle School. What followed was a career that spanned over thirty years and included stints in Administration at Eastview, G.H. Dawe and Central Middle School.
Throughout his career Mr. Wilson was known as a principal who worked tirelessly to support students in reaching their potential and who supported staff in helping students. He embodies the caring committed community that all schools strive to achieve. Under his leadership, school staff were able to create positive school cultures which fostered academic success for students. Mr. Wilson was a strong supporter of French language education and the district French Immersion program saw significant growth during his time as principal. His passion for second languages is one of the key reasons why our school is named in his honour.
During his teaching career Barrie Wilson served as a mentor and role model for many Red Deer Public staff. He continues to be a mentor to our students and staff through his regular visits to our school.