New faces greet students at Stuart Baker
By Sue Tiffin
Published May 9, 2017
Students were welcomed by a new principal and secretary at Stuart Baker this week.
Karyn Linton Marra replaced Peggy Barrette as principal and Penny Manol replaced Alison Rae as head secretary, after Barrette and Rae retired last week.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” said Manol on May 4. “This is only my fourth day here and I’m loving it.”
Manol came to SBES from the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, where she worked in administration in the specialized services department. Prior to that, she was a secretary at Central Senior Public School in Lindsay.
Manol is a resident of Ingoldsby, living in a cottage formerly owned by her husband’s grandparents, Bob and Florence Kidd.
“It’s been around a long time,” she said.
Linton Marra was a principal at West Lynde Public School in Whitby, and has nine years of administrative experience within the Durham region.
“We have a cottage up here,” she said. “I just love the Highlands, love the outdoors, love nature and always wanted to work outside of the city.”
Linton Marra said she has been impressed with what she has seen so far in school programming, especially the full-day kindergarten program.
“I really am so excited to be here, and I’m loving every minute of it,” she said. “The kids are fabulous and have just greeted me with open arms.”