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New Deputy Superintendent Announced

New Deputy Superintendent Announced
Posted on 01/22/2021
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Holy Spirit Catholic School Division is pleased to announce that Mrs. Michelle MacKinnon has been appointed as the division’s new Deputy Superintendent.

“We are incredibly blessed to have Mrs. MacKinnon take on this role as Deputy Superintendent,” states Board Chair Bob Spitzig. “The breadth of knowledge she brings from her educational experiences in early learning, inclusive education, counselling, health and wellness will certainly benefit the division as she takes on this new role.”

Originally hailing from Nova Scotia, Mrs. MacKinnon holds a Bachelors Degree in Community Studies from the University of Cape Breton (1985), a Bachelors of Education from St. Francis Xavier University (2002), and a Masters of Education in Administration from Gonzaga University (2013). She has served Holy Spirit Catholic School Division for the past 18 years, providing leadership in the many positions she has held including: Early Intervention Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Special Education Liaison, Early Learning Coordinator, Supervisor of Early Learning, Director of Support Services, and, most recently, Acting Deputy Superintendent.

"From a pool of very strong applicants, Michelle was the clear choice for this position,” remarks Superintendent Ken Sampson. “She’s truly a passionate and innovative educator with a proven ability to develop genuine relationships with staff, parents, students, and community members. Moreover, she is always focused on the needs of our students, particularly those who may be marginalized.”

“I am really excited,” expresses MacKinnon. “I’ve been blessed over the years to serve the division in many different leadership roles and I feel that this is another way that I’ve been called to serve. My focus for this role will be to care for the dignity of our employees. It is essential that our staff are well supported so that they can carry out their vocation to nurture and educate our students.”

Michelle is an active participant in her faith and a member of the St. Martha Parish community in Lethbridge. She and her husband, Doyle, are parents to three adult children and they look forwarding to welcoming two additional sons-in-law into their family over the next two years.

For further information regarding this release please contact:
Ken Sampson, Superintendent of Schools
St. Basil Catholic Education Centre
Phone: (403) 327–9555
Email: superintendent@holyspirit.ab.ca


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