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  • Congratulations to the 2023 Staff Award Winners!

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    The Board of Trustees presented the 2023 Inspiring Success Award of Distinction to Bobbi Hjertaas (above centre with trophy), the Second Languages Department Head at Leduc Composite High School (LCHS) during the annual Black Gold Staff Welcome Back event on September 15.

    “Bobbi is extremely passionate about French Language education, and has been an integral part in promoting and growing the French Immersion Program in the Division, particularly in Leduc,” said LCHS principal Brad Clarke, who co-nominated Bobbi. “Another passion of her’s is coaching and working with our young athletes. She continues to give up multiple evenings and weekends to help student-athletes excel by being a part of volleyball tournaments around the province, as well as running school tournaments and camps for younger athletes in the spring and summer.”

    The award honours employees who have made a notable, significant and positive contribution to the Division, demonstrated leadership and made a significant difference to public education in the Black Gold community.

    Superintendent of Schools/CEO Bill Romanchuk also presented the annual Superintendent’s Service Award of Excellence to École Bellevue School (EBS) Early Child Services Teacher, Kirsten Chiesa.

    2023 Superintendent’s Award winner Kirsten Chiesa with Supt. of Schools Bill Romanchuk.

    “Kirsten is one of the hardest workers I know and somehow balances her busy school and home life with grace,” said Christina Flanagan, one of her nominators. “She is a mother, a wife, a friend, a ball player, and an active doggie mama. She is adventurous and loves all of her roles. She is genuinely a remarkable human!”

    The Superintendent’s Award is presented to an individual or group that demonstrates outstanding spirit and excellence and inspires others to perform their best in the Division.

    Check out the video below for the award presentations:

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