That’s principal Mike Bobbitt to you.
The former teacher and vice-principal at Edward Milne Community School left for six years as he filled a vice-principalship at Royal Bay Secondary School but will return to Sooke this year as the new principal at EMCS.
And Bobbitt couldn’t be happier.
“This has always been the goal, to end up here,” he said.
Though school administration runs in the family, he didn’t think he’d end up doing it himself. He studied plant physiology and ended up in a lab – hating it. He wanted to be around people, not beakers. He volunteered at a project in Guyana, a small country beside Venezuela on South America’s north coast. He found himself teaching plant propagation and pollination classes to students in a small village. “Turns out they knew everything I chose to teach, but they respected the opportunity to have a new teacher.”