Tag Archives: Alberta Education

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sentimental artifact is a lesson in teaching, or: Grandmotherhood and 30 and 60: still learning!

Today is the 30th birthday of my son, Beamer David Comfort. Beamer, facing his landmark date, mused on Facebook: “4 days left in my twenties! I guess I need to admit I am an adult,” to which someone else responded: … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Stop bullying – yes, you… Stop it.

This week November 12 – 17, 2012 is Bullying Awareness Week. There are various events taking place in our schools to acknowledge that we all need to combat this scourge to children’s lives. A recent survey of our Canadian Rockies … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Birthdays, babies, awards, issues, meetings…oh, and the transformation of education

September flew by without my managing more than one blog post. Now it’s the spook-tacular last day of the month. I am not dressing up but Rose the dog might. That’s her in the photo, wearing MY new Ambler hat…she … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sweet inspiration

The theme of this blog post has been nagging at me for at least three weeks: Where and when do I find inspiration? How is my hope in humankind renewed in the face of daily reports of cruelty, incompetence and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments