On behalf of the Council of M’Chigeeng, it is with great excitement that we welcome the successful candidate for the position of Lakeview School Principal, Ms. Gayle Payette!!!

Ms. Payette is a band member of M’Chigeeng First Nation and firmly believes in the future and success of M’Chigeeng First Nation Students attending Lakeview School. Ms. Payette has had a long-standing career in education and comes with vast experience, knowledge and qualifications that she has gained and achieved over time. She has a Bachelor of Education, an Honours Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work and has successfully completed Parts 1 and 2 of the First Nations Principal Program from Six Nations Polytechnic Institute along with many other additional qualifications. Her work experience includes being a long-standing teacher with over ten (10) years of experience, principal and curriculum writer and has created long standing relationships during her non educational experience and volunteerism. Ms. Payette has always put the children first and has a deep love and care for their future.

Ms. Payette, believes that our system can be a unique experience for our children where they can develop and understand their personal identity, develop and utilize personal voice, develop self confidence and pride, all while developing educational skills that will enhance their learning for success.

Ms. Payette is committed to leading the Lakeview School Team while prioritizing student success and wellbeing, Anishinaabe Language and Culture and fostering a positive environment for all children and staff.

We positively look forward to working with Ms. Payette commencing November 28, 2022, are confident in her abilities and we certainly know that the children and families that Ms. Payette has previously taught will also welcome her return!