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Danielle Williams appointed Assistant District Principal of St. Catherine Catholic School

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I am pleased to announce that Danielle Williams will become the new Assistant District Principal of St. Catherine Catholic School for Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools.

Following her completion of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2002 and a Bachelor of Education Degree in 2004, Danielle began substitute teaching in New Brunswick before moving to Grande Prairie. In 2005, Danielle joined our District, teaching grades 1 and 2 at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Sexsmith. After only a year, Danielle took on the additional responsibility of Balanced Literacy Collegial Coach for St. Mary’s, where she coached, collaborated, and supported teachers as they implemented a Balanced Literacy approach in the classroom. She also taught for four years at Reading University, a summer literacy program in partnership with the three local school districts and Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC).

Danielle is an excellent teacher who provides a student-centred and differentiated education. She is an exceptional collaborator and coach, as she works with and guides her students and peers towards success in and out of the classroom. Danielle has been actively involved with the Alberta Teacher’s Association (ATA), working with the Local Council as a School Representative for four years before becoming the Secretary of the Local and Executive Councils. In 2016, Danielle began coaching the Junior High Girls B Volleyball team and the Atomic Volleyball team for grades 4-6. Seeing faith permeation as a vital component in Catholic education, Danielle has also organized Student Assisted Masses and was a Children’s Liturgy Teacher at Immaculate Conception Church in Sexsmith. She has also actively participated in Cursillo weekends and other faith retreats and missions offered by the District and Parish.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the St. Catherine family and to have the opportunity to work with the incredible staff and students at the school,” said Danielle of her appointment.

“I look forward to working with Danielle on the administration team,” stated Superintendent Karl Germann. “Her devotion to her students and her ability to lead will certainly benefit the St. Catherine community.”

Danielle will begin her new position at St. Catherine Catholic School in August 2017.