Chinook’s Edge School Division Superintendent Kurt Sacher recently received the provincial EXL Award for Excellence in School System Leadership. (Contributed photo)

Chinook’s Edge School Division Superintendent Kurt Sacher recently received the provincial EXL Award for Excellence in School System Leadership. (Contributed photo)

Chinook’s Edge School Division superintendent wins award

A central Alberta school division’s superintendent has received provincial recognition for his work.

Chinook’s Edge School Division superintendent Kurt Sacher received the provincial EXL Award for Excellence in School System Leadership at the College of Alberta School Superintendents’ virtual annual general meeting on Friday.

This award is granted to outstanding school system leaders who exhibit exemplary leadership ability and have enhanced the profession of school system administration over the course of their career.

As the Alberta recipient of the EXL Award, Kurt will be the CASS nominee for the national EXL Award as Canadian Superintendent of the Year. The winner will be announced at the CASSA Conference, which will be hosted virtually from Ottawa and extending for attendance across Canada on July 6.

“As Superintendent of Schools since June 2010, Kurt has designed and facilitated structures across the system to ensure stakeholder voice is heard, including the Teachers Matter, Students Matter, Support Staff Matter, and Parents Matter committees,” the school division said in a press release.

“His approach to communication through these “Matters Committees” has set Chinook’s Edge on a solid path towards the board’s vision for learning that now transitions seamlessly in implementing the new provincial Assurance Model for planning and reporting.”



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