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Monday, February 28th, 2022

Student Voice: Selling Hope

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With all that has transpired in this country and in Europe over the last few weeks, it is easy to slip into despair. However, when you work with and in service of children it is both difficult and...

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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

Why Celebrate Black History Month?

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

I have a hope that one day we will not have to celebrate Black History Month, that our society, discourse and school curricula will be redolent with the contributions and experiences of Black...

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Thursday, January 13th, 2022

My Top Three for 2022

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Over the last few years, it has been my practice to post a ...

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021

School is Where the Heart Is

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

When I was recently asked to share with some of my colleagues how our school district was handling the challenges related to the recent rainstorms and flooding, I could not help but reflect on the...

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Thursday, November 25th, 2021

An Open Letter to Ethan (and his Classmates)

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

On the heels of our decision to open some of our schools last week, several high school students wrote a version of this letter below to me:

Dear Dr. Godden,

On behalf...

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Friday, November 5th, 2021

Coming to Grips with Systemic Racism

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

Last week I had the opportunity to meet for two days at the Jointly Convened Annual Meeting (JCAM) with Ministry staff, superintendents, Indigenous Education Department leaders and Indigenous...

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Distinguishing the Weather from the Work

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As a way of keeping our focus on the teaching and learning in our schools, I have drawn a distinction between the “work”, our primary focus on providing for the educational needs of our students,...

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Friday, October 15th, 2021

Outside & Online

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

As we navigate the fourth wave of the pandemic, with an eye to post-pandemic teaching and learning, it has dawned on me that two of the lessons learned from the pandemic might be at odds with each...

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

This will be a year to remember. I think all of us are happy to put 2020-21 in the rearview mirror. While we did a truly heroic job of navigating the pandemic last year, I think it’s fair to say...

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Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

A Profound Gratitude

By Dr. Kevin Godden, Superintendent of Schools

With the recent Ministry announcement that our schools will be returning to Stage 1 (“near normal”) operations for the coming year, I cannot help but reflect on the enormity of what we have...

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