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Edwin Parr Nominee for 2017 - Caitlyn Kasprick - Apr 07,2017

Holy Spirit Catholic School Division is pleased to announce that Ms. Caitlyn Kasprick, a first year teacher at Father Leonard Van Tighem (FLVT) School in Lethbridge, has been selected as the Holy Spirit's Edwin Parr nominee for 2017. The Edwin Parr Award recognizes excellence in teachers beginning their professional careers.

"The selection process was challenging as we had outstanding first year teachers to choose from," states Deputy Superintendent Brian Macauley. "Caitlyn epitomizes what an excellent Catholic first year teacher should be. She exhibits care and support for her students and has a strong desire to ensure their success, going the extra mile for them. She develops professional relationships with her students that enable her to set high academic and behavioral expectations. She is positive, kind, creative, has great instincts, and is a bundle of energy, always looking for ways to improve her craft as a teacher and is not afraid to seek help when needed."

Principal Denise Kobza whole-heartedly agrees, "Caitlyn leads by example both inside and outside the classroom and this influence has a positive impact on everyone she meets. She is extremely hard working, well organized and always willing to take on additional responsibilities. In addition to planning her wedding on the September long weekend, Caitlyn took on planning for 5 new classes with only a couple of weeks to prepare. She will not only get the job done, but will also go above and beyond expectations. Caitlyn is truly a deserving candidate for the Edwin Parr Award and we are blessed to have her as part of our FLVT school community!"

Caitlyn notes that it is an honour to be nominated out of all of the great talent within our division. "I am so blessed to work in a profession where every day is a new challenge. I get to change the lives of students and I can truly say, ‘I love what I do!'"

Ms. Kasprick's selection as an award nominee will be celebrated along with the other nominees from Zone 6 (Livingstone Range, Westwind, Palliser, Lethbridge Public, Horizon, Grasslands, Medicine Hat Public, Medicine Hat Catholic and Prairie Rose) at an Awards Banquet on the evening of May 10, 2017 in Taber. Please join Holy Spirit in extending best wishes to Caitlyn Kasprick as she proceeds through the award selection process.


For more information about this press release, please contact:

Chris Smeaton, Superintendent of Schools
St. Basil Catholic Education Centre
Phone: (403) 327-9555


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