Tag Archives: Canadian Rockies Public Schools

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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#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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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