A New Series from the CGCS Community

 

Calgary Girls Charter School is more than just two buildings filled with classrooms.  We are a strong community of women and men who are educators, volunteers, parents, mentors, and caregivers for our girls.

We celebrate our girls’ victories together.  We lift each other up through challenges and we share the things that inspire us and make us laugh.

With the spirit of sharing in mind, CGCS has launched a new “Interview Series”. 

 

We are asking members of our community:

What are you reading?  What are you watching?  What are you listening to?
What inspires you?

 

Dani Sorenson, CGCS Teacher

Dani Sorenson, CGCS Teacher

What is the name of the book/podcast/video you are into right now?  "Our Fake History" podcast by Sebastian Major. What is it about this material that inspires/challenges/enriches you? It questions and clarifies historical information and considers the sources, the...

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International Women’s Day 2022

International Women’s Day 2022

Empowered women, empower women: Our Board Chair, Christine Jackson, reflects on her experience at CGCS  Few and far between are individuals who are fortunate enough to have their duties and passions converge. By combining careful consideration of how I spend my time,...

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Cathy Johnson, CGCS Vice-Principal

Cathy Johnson, CGCS Vice-Principal

Cathy Johnson, CGCS Vice-Principal Interview Series In your words, how would you describe your notable achievement? My most notable achievement is being a mother! Who was one of your role models who served to inspire you? My family, my colleagues, and all the amazing...

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Veronica Sheppard, CGCS Alumnae

Veronica Sheppard, CGCS Alumnae

Veronica Sheppard, CGCS Alumnae How did your experience at CGCS impact and influence you/your life?  I was at CGCS from grade 6-9. My parents and I were drawn to CGCS for their focus on math and science, as well as their Go Girls program. I immediately felt...

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Sarah Drew, CGCS Teacher

Sarah Drew, CGCS Teacher

What is the name of a book/podcast/video you are into right now? " White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism " by  Robin DiAngelo. "Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is...

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Pam Davidson, CGCS Superintendent

Pam Davidson, CGCS Superintendent

[“The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World” by Melinda Gates is inspiring because] Melinda shares many stories in which women, when empowered, have made a difference in their lives and the lives of their families and communities.

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Marlene Vazquez, CGCS Vice-Principal

Marlene Vazquez, CGCS Vice-Principal

[“No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls” by Katie Hurley] aligns with our school’s philosophy of supporting the development of girls to be strong, confident and compassionate. As a parent to two daughters I also recommend this book to all our parents.

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Zoey Graf, CGCS Teacher

Zoey Graf, CGCS Teacher

I am interested in how each child can feel affirmed by their daily experiences in school and how explorations of identity can live across disciplines and form the foundation upon which we create safer spaces to deeply explore curriculum. Nina Simone spoke about art being a reflection of the times in which we live, and I encourage students to use their art to make meaning and to explore how their own creative endeavours can be playful, personally meaningful, relevant and beautiful.

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Achievement  •  Courage  •  Integrity  •  Respect  •  Community

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