Pembina Trails School Division has announced a change in the lineup.
Ted Fransen will take over as superintendent in 2014 for Lawrence Lussier who is retiring.
After a two-month long application process, Fransen was excited when he found out.
"I was thrilled," said Fransen. "I was very, very pleased to be the successful candidate."
Currently Fransen is the assistant superintendent, so he said the transition will be made as seamless as possible.
Fransen said he doesn’t see himself making any major changes to the way things are done.
"The school division is well-run, its well-led, and I think what we’ll do for the short term is follow in the path that we’re on," he said.
To teachers and parents, Fransen said that at the core of the great school division is the teachers.
"Our teachers do an excellent job in the classroom every day," said Fransen. "Their dedication to our students is second to none and I admire them for that," he said.