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Excellence in Catholic Education Award for 2018/2019 - February 27, 2019 - Posted until - Mar 05,2019

Superintendent Chris Smeaton is pleased to announce that Kevin Kinahan, Principal of St. Joseph School in Coaldale, 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 2018/2019.  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."

Kevin Kinahan has served the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division for a total of 29 years, the past 14 as Principal. Notes Superintendent Chris Smeaton, "Over my tenure as Superintendent, I've asked Kevin to lead a number of schools in the division.  I can say without hesitation that his Catholic leadership has impacted the spiritual health of each school tremendously. I believe that this is not only a result of Kevin's high expectations for his staff, which he encourages in such a compassionate and humorous way, but as a result of the Christ-centred example that he models."  

Demonstrating faith in action seems second nature to Kevin.  He continually volunteers his time and leadership talents to a wide variety of parish ministries and school-related initiatives in order to strengthen partnerships that benefit youth and families in the community.  When asked why he feels so passionately about this work, he found it difficult to put into words, "I am called to be working with youth. I find life and joy in working with them and bringing them closer to God."

Mr. Kinahan will be honoured at the ACSTA's Blueprints Conference, which will be held May 7-10, 2019. Please join the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division in congratulating Kevin Kinahan 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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