Mourot named superintendent of the Catholic division

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After 25 years as a teacher, the director of the Holy Cross School, Wade Mourot, is delighted to innovate.

On Wednesday, the Prince Albert Catholic School Division named Mourot its new superintendent of education, effective August 2022. Mourot said he was happy and excited to have the chance to work in a senior administrative position.

“I am honored and truly blessed to have had the opportunity to serve in this new capacity,” he explained. “It’s just something that I guess is a natural progression. It wasn’t something I was aiming for at the very beginning of my career or anything. It’s a good fit and I’m looking forward to it. to be there.

Mourot has seen many changes in his 25 years, but his longstanding commitment to Catholic education remains unchanged.

He has spent most of his career as a manager and he said leadership experience would help him in his new role.

“I just saw a lot of changes, (and) I’ve been involved in a lot of professional development,” he said.

“It’s just gotten to a point where the change is good, and I kind of want to lean into it, give it a try and see what I can share to help support the division on a broader level than the school. ”

He completed a Master of Education in School Administration at the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Regina. His portfolio will be that of Superintendent of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, which involves planning and delivering professional development opportunities for staff, and overseeing locally developed programs and courses that may be offered. .

Although he’s eager to take on a new role, he’s glad one thing hasn’t changed: the community he works in.

“Prince Albert is my community without a doubt,” he said.

In its press release, the division credited Mourot for demonstrating strong curricular leadership throughout his career, while also participating in committee and leadership opportunities.

He said the curriculum still has one area he is passionate about.

“It’s just an area that I’ve always been interested in, curriculum and just good teaching practices, so that we can really get students to learn what they need to learn,” he said. Explain. “There’s so much information out there that you have to whittle it down, you have to make every second count.”

With all the changes related to the pandemic, the school division curriculum has seen changes.

“We’ve seen so many changes there and it also supports that change as we integrate our new platform which is Edsby,” he explained. “It’s not that new now since the pandemic, so to speak. We always accept that and say, “How does that really fit into this really new era that we’re entering.”

The school division also noted that he brings a wealth of experience in French Immersion and English curriculum programming. Mourot said he hopes to continue supporting a strong French immersion program in his new role.

“We have a high percentage of French immersion in our school division, and so it takes a lot of effort and there are also a lot of resources that have to go with that,” he said. “Just being able to move around in that language will make assessment easier and provide strong direction.”

Although he looks forward to the change, Mourot said he will miss being involved at the high school level.

“It really is the second home,” he explained. “It’s a family. We always say and it will always be family, it will just be a little bit different.

“It’s also the daily interactions with the students, hearing about the different seasons of the year, whether it’s time for them to get ready for concerts or whatever. Soon I won’t be around to go over all of this, but that’s okay.

Mourot was interned at the parish of the Sacred Heart and is married in Charlotte. They are the parents of two girls and two boys.

In a statement from the division, school board president Suzanne Stubbs welcomed Mourot to her new role.

“We proudly welcome Wade Mourot to his new position,” she said. “Wade’s professional training and experience will benefit our students and staff as we strive to focus on student learning and success.

“We look forward to his continued contributions, and are delighted to have Wade join our Catholic Education leadership team in this capacity.”

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