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Excellence in Supporting Student Success Award

Excellence in Supporting

Join us as we celebrate the recipients of the 2021 Excellence in Supporting Student Success Award.  Thank you for your commitment and dedication to supporting students and staff in Foothills School Division. We congratulate the following employees:

  • Jackie McKenzie, Educational Assistant, Big Rock School  
  • Jennifer Krause, Educational Assistant Big Rock School
  • Eryn Murray, Educational Assistant, C. Ian McLaren School
  • April Hutchinson, Learning Commons Facilitator, Cayley School
  • Jan Pistawka, Human Resource Manager, Division Office  
  • Joanne Shacklady-Beston, System Support Analyst, Division Office  
  • Robyn Brown, Educational Assistant, Hub@Home 
  • Daina Matthews, Educational Assistant, Dr. Morris Gibson School
  • April Vander maaten, Educational Assistant, Dr. Morris Gibson School
  • Sabrina Bathan, Educational Assistant, École Percy Pegler School
  • Carmen Bull, Educational Assistant, École Percy Pegler School
  • Brandi Rawson, Educational Assistant, École Secondaire Foothills Composite High School  
  • Teri Woolcott, Educational Assistant, École Senator Riley Middle School 
  • Vida Styra, Educational Assistant, École Senator Riley Middle School  
  • Debbie Graham, Office Administrator, Longview School
  • Kim Peever, Office Administrator, Meadow Ridge School
  • Mandy Mounts, Educational Assistant, Oilfields School
  • Pamela Bruinsma, Educational Assistant, Oilfields School
  • Sandy Pahal, Transportation Co-ordinator, Transportation   
  • Kathy Franson, Youth Development Counsellor, Turner Valley School
  • Alana Hauszner, Family Liasion Counsellor, Westmount School


The Excellence in Supporting Student Success Award recognizes FSD Support Staff who:

  • Demonstrates a strong belief that every student can learn and succeed
  • Shows an outstanding commitment to supporting students
  • Shows initiative and resourcefulness in supporting students as part of a supportive and collaborative team
  • Has a positive, helpful and caring attitude
  • Shows a strong commitment to a safe and supportive learning environment and to students’ social and emotional needs
  • Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning and/or encourages the desire to learn, and is a positive role model for others
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and make informed decisions in the best interests of students’ learning needs
  • Demonstrates strong team player qualities (leader among peers, supportive and respected by colleagues)
  • Shows flexibility by considering different viewpoints, performing under pressure, and dealing effectively with challenging situations
  • Is a strong ambassador of Foothills School Division and their current school/department/office, enjoys their work and speaks highly of their school/office, staff and community
  • Is motivated and strives for excellence Consistently brings out the best in others, and is someone from whom others seek guidance and advice

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