Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools is pleased to recognize Stacey Martz, Vice-Principal at Holy Family School in Red Deer who received the 2022 Excellence in Catholic Education Award.
As a teacher, vice-principal, faith coach, and faith mentor, Martz shares her love for God and her commitment to the Catholic Faith in all that she says and does. She integrates staff and students in all of Holy Family School’s celebrations, liturgies and Masses by including pre-celebration and whole-class activities to support the school community as active participants in the faith life of their school.
Martz also initiated a ‘Believe in God’ (B.i.G) project at Holy Family School that was highly-successful and brought faith alive for the entire school community with engaging and fun activities.
“Stacey Martz efforts have been instrumental in creating Christ-centered communities, nurturing the spiritual development of students and staff within our Division, making her very deserving of the Excellence in Catholic Education Award,” said Board Chair, Kim Pasula at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.
Her work with RDCRS’ Division Formation Program for new teachers and the Division input for permeating the new provincial curriculum, reflects the impact she has had on the entire school division.
Presented annually by the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta (CCSSA), the Excellence in Catholic Education Award recognizes Catholic ‘teachers’ in Alberta who have done an exemplary job in preparing youth to grow into outstanding Catholic citizens.
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Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools serves over 10,360 students in 20 schools in Red Deer, Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake, Rocky Mountain House, Innisfail, and Olds, as well as an at-home learning program. It also supports the learning of over 1095 students in a Traditional Home Education Program. The Division is committed to serving children and parents with a complete offering of learning opportunities delivered within the context of Catholic teachings.
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