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NEWS – December 2019

Just a short news update on what is happening with our professional growth network… 

  1.  The SSBL executive hamet on two occasions this Fall, including a skype call for members who were not able to attend.  At those meetings we were able to re-establish the direction for this year.  We have had some changes to our executive, with Patrick Mooney stepping forward as the Vice-President and Erin Jones taking over the role of Treasurer.  We thank other members that continue to be involved at our executive table; including Jackie Peat as secretary, Garth Anderson, Wanda Spooner, Dean Lucyk, Jennifer Hingley, Tricia Shynkaruk and Nevin Halyk as members at large.                                                                                                                  
  2. This year, our goal is to support schoolbased administrators by hosting a couple of one day seminars targeting legal issues in schools.  At this time, dates have been finalized for February 7th, 2020 in Saskatoon and March 27th in Regina.  These will be repeat seminars.  We will be working with lawyers that represent the STF and SBA…More details regarding times, locations to follow in the next couple weeks.  Please save these dates for this upcoming opportunity!                                                                                  
  3. On November 9-11th, I attended the CAP meetings in Ottawa.  As an affiliate, we are invited to the CAP meetings to share and discern educational issues across Canada.  A CAP journal has already been published this Fall; as a SSBL member you should be receiving a hard copy.  Please let me know if you have not received your copy. 

The editor of the CAP Journal is now looking for submissions for the next journal.    The theme for the next journal is Community and Social Engagement.  The deadline for submissions is December 18th. 

The next CAP conference is in Winnipeg.  The theme for this year’s conference is 2020: Clear Vision; May 5-8, 2020.  The CAP conference is an annual conference that brings administrators from across Canada together and focuses on relevant issues in Canadian schools.  Please consider this opportunity for professional development.  More information can be found at the CAP website… . 

As president, I appreciate hearing from you… please feel free to email me directly at, and let me know how things are going in your role, and if there is anything the SSBL can do to support you.