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Welcome to the Superintendent’s area. Please visit often to see what's new in Edmonton Catholic Schools! 

Superintendent's Mission Statement

Joan Carr

Guided by the words of Micah (6:8) in my leadership role- to act justly, to love faithfully and to walk humbly with our God, my mission as Superintendent of Edmonton Catholic Schools is to empower students, staff and parents to experience the joy and fulfillment of a truly Catholic education, striving for excellence in all areas while sharing in the vision of our risen Lord Jesus Christ.

I am inspired by the words of Mother Teresa: "The talents God has given us are not ours...they have been given to us for our use, for the glory of God. Be great and use everything you can for the good Master." "Give of your hands to serve and your hearts to love."

District Strategic Leadership Council

The District Strategic Leadership Council (DSLC) provides strategic planning and forecasting to support Edmonton Catholic Schools' Foundation Statement, our 21st Century Learning Statement and our statement on Katholos:  Education for Life for All – Defining Statement of Inclusive Education in our District. 


  • Superintendent
  • General Counsel
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Assistant Superintendent, Educational Planning
  • Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Services
  • Assistant Superintendent, Human Resource Services
  • Assistant Superintendent, District Operations and Information and Infrastructure
  • Technology Services
  • Assistant Superintendent, Learning Services, Enhancement
  • Assistant Superintendent, Learning Services, Innovation
  • Principal Representatives – total of 6 (2 from each level – per half year)

Meeting Schedule

Bi-weekly, or as necessary, either through on site meetings or office communicator (8:00-10:00 a.m. – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, or as otherwise scheduled).    

Note:  Assistant Superintendents, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel will meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and also following the District Strategic Leadership Council meetings.  


  • That the District Strategic Leadership Council be viewed as a sounding board for initiatives, issues, concerns and celebration.
  • That members bring forward transformational ideas to facilitate District improvement. 
  • That principal representatives liaise with their colleagues in a regular and timely way.
  • That members are comfortable in sharing different perspectives. 
  • That members prepare for the meetings by reading information prior to the meeting.
  • That the matters and issues identified as confidential are treated as confidential.