Division News Article

Pembina Hills welcomes new Superintendent

September 7th, 2021

Pembina Hills is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Borgfjord as the new Superintendent of Schools. Michael comes to us from Manitoba, where he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Education Degree in 1994. Following graduation, Borgfjord immediately began his career in public education. His teaching career over the past 27 years has included numerous teaching and administrative positions in rural and northern Manitoba including teaching Grades 6, 7, 8 and high school.

In 2001, he became a high school principal and in 2007 completed his Masters of Education Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Manitoba. Michael became the Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer of Seine River School Division in south-east Manitoba in 2006, and has served the past thirteen years in that capacity.

In all of his roles he has always been active in serving public education through extensive involvement in local, provincial and national educational organizations. He has served on many provincial committees including but not limited to, the Manitoba Special Needs Funding Task Force and the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents as a former President, Vice-President and Treasurer.

Married with four children, Michael is a community-minded individual who grew up in the rural community of Dauphin, Manitoba. He has extensive experience as a volunteer, coaching volleyball, basketball and minor hockey at all levels and serving on numerous volunteer community boards.

“I believe strongly in equity, inclusion, respect for diversity and developing a culture of collaboration, support and a strong sense of community. I am excited to be here and look forward to working with parents, students, staff and community members.”

Join us as we welcome Michael to Pembina Hills School Division!