Archived—Kathleen Strother

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Year: 2008 – Province: Alberta

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: Bishop O'Byrne High School
500-333 Shawville Boulevard SE
Calgary Alberta
T2Y 4H3

Principal: Michael Ross
School Telephone: 403-252-4320
School Fax: 403-201-4228
School Website:
Subjects and Grades Taught : Physical education and leadership in Grades 10 to 12

Teaching Approach:

  • Develop positive relationships with staff, students and parents and build on it to ensure students succeed in the classroom.
  • Create courses on leadership and special girls-only physical education classes.

Outstanding Achievements:

  • Several of her leadership students organized a presentation by a Sudanese boy on the struggles he faced as a student in Sudan. They then began a fund-raising campaign to support the building of a school in Sudan.
  • Pioneered the use of D2L (Desire to Learn) software at Bishop O'Byrne. This technology is now used in all high schools in the Calgary Catholic School District.

Rave Reviews:

"I felt that within a few weeks of my eldest daughter's attendance in Mrs. Strother's leadership and physical education classes that here was a teacher who outshone, out-sparkled and out performed many others, a teacher who touched my daughter at an elemental level of her being." Parent

"Kathie was instrumental in opening Bishop O'Byrne High School in 2001; bringing not only a wealth of knowledge, but keeping us grounded with activities that reminded us why we were doing what we were doing. We are teachers and we are students." Fellow teacher

"You've helped me to grow my wings and made me fly." Former Student