Wayne Rufiange's Profile
Shadow Minister - Addictions and Mental Health
Wayne Rufiange is an educator, volunteer, and proud father of three children. Raised in the small farming community of Dapp, Alberta, Wayne learned the importance of supporting others.
He has an Education Degree from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix.
Wayne began his education career teaching junior high school math. Following his passion for leadership and empowering others, he transitioned to the role of vice principal. Three years later, Wayne was hired as principal to open a new school in Morinville. Currently, he is the Principal of Richard F. Staples Secondary School in Westlock, the high school he graduated from.
Highlights of his career so far in education include;
- Opening Morinville Public School as the school principal. In six years the school grew from 90 students to 790 students.
- Recipient of an Exceptional Service Award from Sturgeon Public School Division.
- Education Fellow with the Child Trauma Academy for his work with the Neurosequential Model in Education and trauma-informed practice.
- Coached numerous sports teams and directed drama plays.
- Presenter at teacher and leadership conferences.
During his career, Wayne has worked with many families and has learned about their achievements and challenges. Collaborating with many stakeholders, Wayne has focused on solutions and removing barriers for success.