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So long and fare-thee-well…

It is time to close this blog. As of 8 p.m., Monday, October 21st, 2013, I am no longer a Public School Board Trustee. The past nine years of my life have been inextricably bound to things educational – locally, … Continue reading

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Public Education needs your support, so you should RUN!

Next Monday – September 23rd – at 10 a.m., municipal council, mayoral and School Board nominations open across Alberta; candidates will declare their intention to run in the upcoming election on October 21, 2013. A scant two hours later, at noon, … Continue reading

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What I did this summer…And we are OPEN!

August 28, 2013, is opening day for Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS). It is also two months since my last post. I attended the Canadian School Boards’ Association annual conference in Vancouver where I met a hero of mine, Michaëlle … Continue reading

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#abflood, Farewells & the Future

As I prep for departure to Vancouver Island for a short holiday before getting to the Canadian School Boards Association annual conference in Vancouver next Thursday, this image of running on empty best suits my frame of mind. The last … Continue reading

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SVIE – Excellence by any other name…

On May 1st and 2nd, Darren Dick led a group of us through…well, let me use his own words from the invitation: “CRPS began a journey of exploring instructional excellence over the course of the year (2012-2013) by engaging some … Continue reading

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Retreat – Advance! Put yourself out there.

What. A. Week. Seven days ago, Canadian Rockies Public School Board emerged from its retreat. Location? The exotic remote confines of the Canmore Board Office boardroom, aka the Superintendent’s office. Guided by the sure hand of Jim Gibbons, former superintendent … Continue reading

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Big decisions in a tiny perfect school district

It is serendipity that the news about Equality House emerged yesterday, on the eve of Canadian Rockies Public Schools presenting ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE (AP)172 re: Sexual Minority/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. The house is across the street from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church … Continue reading

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A shout-out and thank you!

I have had big fun since my last post. March 3-5, I attended the 2nd Annual Rural Education Symposium held right here in Canmore, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre. Non-urban school boards from around Alberta came together to … Continue reading

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“CYA” means… “Conduct Yourselves Accordingly”

So it is a big one…today is my actual birthday, but last night my husband orchestrated a surprise birthday party: family, good friends, good food and laughter. No better recipe.  I am a lucky girl – actually, “old lady”. Because … Continue reading

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My Valentine to my public school district: Canadian Rockies Public Schools (CRPS)

This picture of our home-grown Amaryllis blooms is meant to convey the love, respect and pride I hold for our community of schools. We aren’t perfect, but it is not for want of trying, or disciplined mindful work. I have … Continue reading

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