Jay Cottell

I am so excited to be a part of Ponoka Elementary School as Assistant Principal!

This marks my 2nd year with PES and 14th year in Education, all with Wolf Creek Public Schools. I started teaching Grade 5 at Bluffton School and have spent the majority of my career working for Inclusive Learning Services at the Division Office here in Ponoka. 

I grew up in Central Alberta and spent a few years in Ontario but am happiest being close to mountains. Outside of school, I like to keep active playing hockey, snowboarding, hiking, and just playing with my kids. My wife and I enjoy camping in the summer with our kids and dogs and can't seem to stop renovating. We recently added a few chickens to the mix and I can't wait for the next project I am put on.

I look forward to working more closely with the community of Ponoka as we work together to make the greatest impact we can. Please reach out if I can offer any assistance.

"A teacher affects eternity; one can never tell where their influence stops." - Henry Brooks Adams