As the Head of School at Urban Academy, New Westminster’s premier JK-Grade 12 private school, Cheryle Beaumont provides leadership and direction to help the school as a whole live its mission every day. The Head of School role is diverse, and Mrs. Beaumont’s extensive background in education and leadership sets her up perfectly for the challenge. Her career in education spans 36 years, with three Lower Mainland school districts. She has served on a total of eight publicly elected Boards of Education as a member of senior staff in various capacities, including almost seven years as Superintendent. She has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan, and her Master’s of Educational Leadership from Simon Fraser University. Mrs. Beaumont is most recently a private consultant providing both paid and voluntary service in the public and the not-for-profit sectors.