Congratulations to Our February Exemplary Practice & Student Showcase Recipients

March 1, 2024 3 min read

February is a time for award recognition for Calgary Academy’s outstanding staff and students. The Exemplary Practice and Student Showcase awards help shine a light on exceptional members of the CA community.

These awards recognize the contributions of staff and students that demonstrate excellence, leadership, and innovation, ultimately supporting HLG in achieving its mission and advancing overall effectiveness.

This year’s February awards feature two winners:

  • Ms. Tienneke Calder
  • Mia K.

Tienneke Calder

The recipient of the Board’s Exemplary Practice Award for February 2024 is teacher and Reading Centre educator Tienneke Calder. She is described by her colleagues as a team player, a continuous learner, and an exceptional role model for her team.

Tienneke joined the CA teaching community in 2015. She is a graduate of the University of Calgary’s education program and earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Indigenous Studies from the University of Saskatchewan. She also holds a Communications Certificate in Print Journalism from Mount Royal University. After several years in the classroom, Tienneke accepted the role of Reading Centre educator in 2021.

Tienneke’s intentional collaboration with members of the Learning Team and teachers has resulted in successes for our struggling and early readers.

Described as a problem solver in relentless pursuit of providing students with the foundational reading skills they need for success and improved self-confidence, Tienneke pushes herself to have the broadest impact possible.

Mia K.

The recipient of the Board’s Student Showcase Award for February 2024 is Grade 12 student Mia K.

Mia embodies the personal qualities and characteristics we most hope for when working with Calgary Academy students. She also exemplifies how much progress a student can achieve when they apply the routines, accommodations, supports, and principles that Calgary Academy is known for.

Academically, Mia has worked hard to develop her self-confidence and schoolwork. In her personal life, Mia is an accomplished competitive dancer, participating in ballet, jazz, acro, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, and modern dance.

Mia is also one of the busiest Student Ambassadors at Calgary Academy, helping on Admissions Tours and engaging with prospective families.

Upon graduation, Mia will be embarking on an exciting journey at Mount Royal University, pursuing a Bachelor of Child Studies where she can specialize in child and youth care counselling and early childhood learning.

Mia is a leader in our school, and we’re excited to see where the next steps of her journey take her after graduating this June.

Congratulations to these deserving individuals on their achievements and future success!