Born and raised in Red Deer, this is truly Kim’s home. She has served as Assistant Principal at several schools in the district, and just recently was appointed Principal at Mattie McCullough. Kim’s children and grandchildren even received their education from her! She has travelled internationally to support the education of students in Kenya and takes a stand on any issue that impedes on student success. Some of Kim’s initiatives include building a library collection at the Mattie McCullough Elementary school, bringing in a live garden project, and spearheading accessibility to food in her schools. She continues to work tirelessly to remove barriers for students and ensures everyone can be successful.
Meagan McAleese is a dynamic individual who is passionate about helping communities thrive. She achieves this through selflessly donating her time and money in support of many local causes. As a Civil Engineering Technologist., Meagan never expected to find a new passion in teaching students. Since August 2018., she has shared her love of science to students all over Central Alberta, by volunteering to teach science lessons to over 1680 children. She has contributed to the community in many difference forms, and is well deserving of recognition.
Valerie Norman-Organ is a Tahltan/Kaska First Nation Catholic Educator who recognizes the potential in every child. Valerie has a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Regina. She has taught in a wide variety of communities from a First Nations Arctic Settlement to the capital cities of the Yukon and Northwest Territories. She is a teacher whose roles have included teaching in Catholic Education providing learning opportunities for all students, staff and community to experience Indigenous culture. This was followed by being Assistant Principal of Holy Trinity School in Olds, Alberta. Valerie gives back to her community by being part of the Olds Rapids Swim Club as a board member and an active member of St. Stephens Church.
Jacqui Renwick, an educator, a musician and actor, and a role model to many, is a respected member of the arts and educational community. Graduated from The University of Lethbridge with degrees in Education and Arts, Jacqui then went on to complete her Master’s degree in 2016. Her teaching experiences include teaching Drama, Tech Theater, Science, Leadership, and more. Jacqui has also coordinated in “The Vagina Monologues” to advocate against Sexual Assault in Central Alberta. Renwick has also directed her students in productions such as “Grease”, “The Wizard of Oz” and more. She was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011, achieved the 2019 SPARK Youth Champion Award from the Town of Sylvan Lake and Youth Services, and is continuously giving back to her students, colleagues and community. Words cannot describe the length that she goes to to support those around her. The educational community would never be the same without Jacqui.