Superintendent Joan Carr passed away on February 9th, 2020 after a courageous struggle with cancer.
Joan will always be known and loved as an individual with a passion for Catholic education and bringing students, staff, and families into a closer relationship with Jesus. Her legacy is part of the fabric of Edmonton Catholic Schools. Joan was passionate about providing students with a broad spectrum of faith-based programming to choose from in order to reach their fullest potential. This has established the character of our jurisdiction as one which provides for personalized programming to engage student gifts, talents, and passions through high quality Catholic educational experiences. Most of all Joan loved helping our students to walk with Jesus.
“Joan put students at the centre of every decision we made,” said Laura Thibert, Chair, Board of Trustees, Edmonton Catholic Schools. “The Board is heartbroken to lose her, as she was not only an amazing leader but dedicated her life to Catholic education and touched the hearts of everyone she knew. Her legacy will live on forever.”
Joan Carr began her career as a teacher before serving in other roles including Principal and Assistant Superintendent. In 2006, Joan Carr became Superintendent of Edmonton Catholic Schools. The 45 years that she dedicated to her vocation in our Division is a testament to her commitment to Catholic education and the community which she so loved.
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