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Excellence in Catholic Education Award for 2016/2017 - Mar 03,2017

Superintendent of Schools, Chris Smeaton, is pleased to announce that Lorelie Lenaour, Director of Learning, has been selected as Holy Spirit Catholic School Division's recipient for the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta's (CCSSA), "Excellence in Catholic Education Award" for 2016/2017.  The award recognizes Catholic educators in Alberta who "are passionate about Catholic education and the students they teach, inspire their students, and demonstrate commitment to Catholic education and teaching excellence."

In her role as Director of Learning, Lorelie provides leadership in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, educational technology and ongoing professional learning. To her colleagues, Lorelie models lifelong learning, innovation, collaboration, and professionalism, all while demonstrating a genuine Faith-life that is focused on dignity, respect, and love for all people.

"Lorelie has this way of bringing people together," explains Superintendent Chris Smeaton.  "She encourages authentic dialogue among staff members and challenges them to think of new ways to improve education for all of our students, all while still ensuring that our Catholic values are imparted throughout the curriculum.  She really is the embodiment of what being an excellent leader in Catholic Education is all about."

Knowing that "the place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet" (Freckerick Buechner), Lorelie states that she feels extremely fortunate to have been called to be a Catholic educator. "I have been blessed to have worked with so many wonderful role models of Catholic faith over the years and I am very grateful to see such strong commitment to Catholic Education in our new teachers. I have always been most inspired by the trust and love in God demonstrated by the students entrusted me."

Mrs. Lenaour will be honoured at the ACSTA's Blueprints Conference, which will be held from May 2-5, 2017. Please join the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division in congratulating Lorelie Lenaour for being selected as our recipient of the "Excellence in Catholic Education Award."


For more information about this press release, please contact:

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




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