Congratulations to Our June 2024 Exemplary Practice & Student Showcase Recipients

June 28, 2024 2 min read

June is a time to recognize 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 the school.

This year’s June awards feature two winners:

  • Ms. Paige Stoffregen
  • Karah P.

Paige Stoffregen

The recipient of the Board’s Exemplary Practice Award for June 2024 is teacher Paige Stoffregen. Her colleagues describe Paige as innovative, committed, and creative—a teacher they can learn from.

Paige joined the CA teaching community in 2022. She graduated from Werklund School of Education and earned a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in English, also from the University of Calgary. Upon joining the CA community, Paige quickly established herself as a competent CA teacher, sharing her passion for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit issues and her quest for global sustainable development with her students and colleagues.

Paige digs deep into project-based practices for her English students based on real-world experiences and authentic audiences. Her passion for Indigenous arts and literature adds to the vibrancy and diversity of classroom experiences. She took inspiration from Cree singer-songwriter Phyllis Sinclair to enhance her instructional design and have her present as a guest in the classroom. This work led to Paige hosting the inaugural Indigenous Poetry Day.


Karah P.

The Board’s Student Showcase Award recipient for June 2024 is a Grade 11 Blended+ student, Karah P.

Karah has attended Calgary Academy since Grade 7 and joined the Blended+ community in Grade 9. She is a dedicated, hard-working student who always puts her best effort into all aspects of her life. She is a competitive swimmer with the University of Calgary Dinos Swim Club and recently won the 2024 Dino Spirit Award.

Karah was nominated for the Student Showcase Award by Mr. Graham Diehl, her CA construction lab and metalworks teacher. Karah’s intentional process, attention to detail, focus on hands-on learning, and problem-solving skills are key factors he pointed to in his nomination. Karah approaches her work with creativity, ambition, and a unique engineering, science, and STEM mindset. She has had to develop her capacity beyond the classroom curriculum by learning soldering and advanced leather skills.

Karah is a role model for REACH and a kind and caring young student who loves the school and community.

Congratulations to these deserving individuals on their achievements!