Chief's Vlog

Video updates from our Chief Superintendent 

Dr. Bryan Szumlas is a familiar face at Calgary Catholic. He has been with the district for 29 years and most recently served as area director for schools in north central Calgary and Airdrie. He has also served as a teacher, assistant principal, science supervisor, vice principal, principal, supervisor of teaching and learning and director with Instructional Services. 

Dr. Szumlas graduated from the University of Calgary (B.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D.) and has presented at local, provincial, national and international levels. He is well known for having chaired the Alberta Assessment Consortium and for his work on mentorship. “I am honoured to work alongside the many talented staff members in our district and to lead Calgary Catholic in the next chapter of providing excellence in Catholic education." 

November 15

Today I'm joined by Gemma Oliverio and her daughter Olivia who is living with PNH. Olivia tells us more about her story and new government regulations that will prevent people like her from receiving life-saving medicine. Please take a few minutes to complete the process here to help people like Olivia. Enter your information, choose your province and postal code and the names of the Prime Minister, federal ministers of Health and Innovation, Science and Industry will appear. The email also auto-populates, so it takes a few moments to complete the process. ​

November 19

We're excited for our two-day, virtual Faith Days this year! Today I talk with John Wasch and Holly Schille about what's in store. 

October 4

​Happy World Teachers' Day! Thank you for your hard work to help our students learn and succeed in this difficult time. A big thank you to our support staff and administrators for supporting our teachers and making teachers' work possible. ​​

September 28

We were honoured that district elder Wanda Firstrider shared her experience of Residential School with us. Thank you Wanda. It is only by hearing and understanding these stories that we'll move closer to reconciliation. 

September 24 

Today, I talk with Dr. Christine Kennedy, Zone Medical Officer of Health for Calgary about what we can do to protect ourselves and others.