Each year, Edmonton Catholic School Division names three teacher or administrator recipients for the CCSSA (Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta) Excellence in Catholic Education Award. One of the three recipients this year is Sister Michelle fcJ, a teacher and Chaplain at St. Thomas More Catholic Junior High School.
Sr Michelle was delighted to formally receive the award on April 28, 2021 at the Public Meeting of the CCSSA Board. Michelle was recognized for her work as teacher and chaplain at her school and for the work that she’s completed for the District. School Trustees, in recognizing Michelle, also acknowledged her contributions to the greater Catholic community in Alberta, including her blog reflections that go out through Grandin Media and her work to promote Religious Vocations in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
In the words of the team at Edmonton Catholic School Division
Sister Michelle integrates the staff and students in all the school’s celebrations, liturgies, and Masses by including both pre-celebration and whole class activities to always keep the community active participants in the faith life of the school. She wants everyone to be involved and participating to ensure understanding of the traditions within Catholicism. Sister Michelle is described as being one of the kindest and most loving souls, who treats everyone around her with respect and dignity. She always has time to reflect and engage with those around her, no matter what else is happening in our very busy site.
Congratulations, Michelle!! We celebrate this good news and thank you for your on-going contribution to spreading the Gospel, building up the Reign of God and witnessing to the charism of Faithful Companionship with Jesus among all those you teach and serve.
Subscribe to Sr Michelle’s YouTube channel to see the videos she has prepared for her students during COVID-19 lockdown. Read Michelle’s vocation story or some of her contributions in the FCJ website. Follow the FCJ Sisters in the Americas on facebook