Dec. 02, 2018
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CALGARY – The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce David Stevenson, chief superintendent of schools, as the ninth recipient of the CBE’s Legacy Award. David Stevenson is retiring after 42 years with the CBE. The award will be presented to him at his last public board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
David Stevenson is a graduate of James Fowler High School, and has spent his career in service to the students and staff of the Calgary Board of Education. His first teaching job started in 1976 at R.T. Alderman School, but he also held a variety of other positions at the CBE, including psychologist, specialist, a variety of directorships and deputy chief. The Board of Trustees appointed him as the chief superintendent in June 2014.
David believes strongly in the value of public education as the foundation of our democracy. As chief, his achievements include launching comprehensive math, literacy and high school success strategies to improve student results. He worked throughout his career to ensure that every student felt welcomed, cared for, respected and safe in CBE schools. His legacy also includes the development and implementation of a community engagement framework that involves people in decisions that affect them. Finally, he has been an ardent supporter of reconciliation efforts through public education.
In tribute to his dedication, the David Stevenson Indigenous Student Further Education Award has been created by EducationMatters. All Indigenous students graduating from the CBE who are pursuing post-secondary education or academic upgrading will be eligible.
The CBE Legacy Award celebrates public education in Calgary and the individuals who have contributed to our communities. In every corner of the city, across the country and beyond, CBE alumni have made a lasting impact.
Public education makes a difference in our communities, our country and our world. Legacy Award recipients will embody the work of the public education system and represent the legacy of the CBE: preparing students for life, work and inspiring life-long learning.
Nominations for the Legacy Award are accepted year round. The form is available on the CBE website at https://cbe.ab.ca/about-us/board-of-trustees/Pages/legacy-award.aspx
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018
Time: 12 p.m.
Where: CBE Education Centre, 1221 – 8 St. S.W.
Please note | Chief Superintendent Stevenson will be making comments about the Legacy Award during the award presentation but will not be available for interviews because of the ongoing Board meeting.