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Press Release: New Director of Learning Appointed - posted until - May 22,2019

Holy Spirit Catholic School Division is pleased to announce that Mrs. Carmen Larsen has been appointed as the division's new Director of Learning, starting August 1, 2019.

Mrs. Larsen holds dual Bachelors degrees from the University of Lethbridge in Education and Management and has earned a Masters of Education (School Administration) from Gonzaga University.  She began her teaching career with Holy Spirit Catholic School Division in 2004 and has worked at
St. Francis Junior High School as a teacher and St. Paul Elementary School as a teacher and Associate Principal.  For the past three years she has served as Associate Principal for St. Teresa of Calcutta School.

"Over her career thus far, Carmen has always worked tirelessly and passionately towards ensuring that Holy Spirit Catholic School Division has been an innovative school jurisdiction that focuses on the needs of our students and their futures," expresses Superintendent of Schools Chris Smeaton.  "I know that her leadership experience in professional development, Religious Education, and technology and digital citizenship will benefit both our staff and students as she assumes this new portfolio."

Carmen comments, "I am very excited to begin this new stage in my professional journey.  It will definitely be a challenge, especially as the breadth of responsibilities is vast. But I'm so looking forward continuing the exceptional work that has been done by current Director, Lorelie Lenaour, and being part of an amazing learning team that aims to keep Holy Spirit a leader in providing excellence in education for all of our students."

Mrs. Carmen Larsen lives in Lethbridge with her husband, Dustin, and their son, Owen. She is an active participant in her faith and a member of the St. Martha Parish community.


For further information regarding this release please contact:

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


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