Distinguished Leadership Award!

(Fort McMurray, AB, April 29, 2020) Fort McMurray Catholic Schools would like to congratulate Valerie Dyck on being nominated for, and winning, the Distinguished Leadership Award. This award is presented by the Council for School Leadership (CSL) of the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

Fort McMurray Catholic Board of Education Chair Cathie Langmead, “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to congratulate Valerie on this distinguished award. As an educational leader in our division and mentor to students and staff, coupled by her passion for environmental stewardship and commitment to life-long learning, Valerie embodies each of our four core values and virtues. We are blessed to benefit from her love and commitment to our Fort McMurray Catholic Schools family, passion to share her learning, and outstanding leadership skills. Congratulations, Valerie!”

Fort McMurray Catholic Schools Superintendent George McGuigan describes Valerie Dyck as a dynamic leader, “We are extremely proud of Valerie Dyck for being the recipient of this distinguished award. Her dedication to students, staff and continuous improvement of learning is exemplary. Of course, we already knew this! But to get this recognition from your peers across the entire province; most rewarding. We are blessed to have her as part of the Fort McMurray Catholic Schools family.”

According to the Council of School Leadership, “The CSL Distinguished Leadership Awards creates a learning community of outstanding principals throughout Alberta who can share professionally, interact collegially and act as mentors to new colleagues. It provides avenues for research and sharing of best practices. These individuals will become role models in a vibrant network of educational leaders with the confidence and capabilities to lead innovative change for 21st century learning – the Council for School Leadership.”

Valerie Dyck has been a proud member of the Fort McMurray Catholic Schools family since 1994. Dyck has been Principal of St Kateri School since the school opened in 2014.