FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
– Heather Caudron, Principal of Joussard School, was nominated by High Prairie School Division for the 2017 Canada’s Outstanding Principal award. Canada’s Outstanding Principals recognizes outstanding contributions of principals in publicly funded schools. It honours principals from every province and territory in Canada who demonstrate innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and who have done something truly remarkable in public education. Heather, a 35 year veteran with HPSD, is a staff member who exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding principal and received a standing ovation by her colleagues upon announcement of her nomination. As a requirement of the nomination, students and staff from Heather’s school wrote letters to voice their support. A full copy of Heather’s nomination and letter of support from Superintendent Laura Poloz is attached to this media release.
She allows us to do amazing extra curricular activities such as archery, basketball ball, and more. She always keeps her assemblies so that each class gets a chance to perform. She always is so happy and has a positive attitude towards her students. She always makes sure everyone is on their best behavior. She always is so nice to her E.A.’s and teachers and she treats them all with respect. She has lots of cool ideas in store for the future and plans out amazing plans. I think that she should get a gold star for everything she does for us. I would not be at school without an amazing principal like her! Thank you for everything that you do for us!
-Lashanda Gauchier, Grade 6 Student
Working with and for Heather has been a true privilege. She creates a school environment that is friendly, positive, and uplifting. Students love to be around her, teachers and staff love working with her, and community members feel welcome in our school at all times. She is a truly great leader and principal and I am honoured to be supporting her in the venture to be Canada’s Outstanding Principal.
-Hannah Knowles, Teacher
Joussard School may be small, and it may have limited enrollment compared to other schools across the country, but in our world, the hard work, dedication, compassion, and love of children and education that Heather Caudron has shown us over her 35+ years of teaching is something that is truly outstanding. The lives she has impacted over the course of her career are countless. High Prairie School Division counts itself lucky to have her on our team and there is no way we can ever repay her for the skill, grace, and excellence that she has delivered to our division. Thank you for your time and consideration of our nominee, Heather Caudron, for Canada’s Outstanding Principal award.
-Laura Poloz, Superintendent
High Prairie School Division would like to commend Heather Caudron on her years of service to the students, staff, and communities of this division. Her continued and overwhelming commitment to quality public education are a beacon in this division and we are truly grateful. Thank you!
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