CASS Presidents




CASS President’s Message

It has been nearly two years since the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) Act came into force and CASS was granted professional status, and I am very pleased to share some updates and exciting news with you. CASS has been working diligently to ensure that we uphold our mission to build system leadership excellence and ensure quality leadership, teaching, and learning for all students in Alberta.

I would like to acknowledge our Board for their incredible dedication in advancing CASS as a professional organization. Their hard work is truly paying off, and we can proudly say that CASS is the professional voice of Alberta’s system education leaders. To all our members, thank you for continuing to support CASS’ longstanding history of excellence. Your commitment to improving student learning remains at the heart of everything we do.

The work of the CASS Board isn’t just about checking boxes; it’s about creating a solid framework that supports and guides our professional organization. Our zone structure allows the five local zones to meet regularly, discuss CASS-related topics, and provide invaluable feedback to the Board through zone directors. This arrangement ensures that we maintain strength and cohesiveness at both local and provincial levels through intentional succession planning and member engagement.

And here’s the big news: CASS is launching the much anticipated Continuing Education Program (CEP) this September! We’re so excited about this new initiative and can’t wait to see the positive impact it will have on our members and their professional growth. We also look forward to welcoming a public member to the Board in the near future, which will bring fresh perspectives and further enhance our organization.

We’re committed to continuous learning and collaboration, especially around the Superintendent Leadership Quality Standard (SLQS) and Leadership Quality Standard (LQS). Our three annual CASS conferences, the annual CASS First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Gathering, and a variety of other learning opportunities and resources are all geared towards supporting our members’ professional development. With their feedback and the Board’s support, we’re dedicated to serving the learning needs of our members and helping them create the conditions for student excellence within each school division.

On behalf of the CASS Board of Directors, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all CASS members, past and present, for their contributions to educational excellence in our province. For those new to the organization, welcome! We wish you all the best in your roles as system education leaders within Alberta.

Here’s to a year of growth, new beginnings, and continued excellence. And don’t forget to have some fun along the way!

Yours in education,
Dr. Clint Moroziuk


Years Served Name School Authority Position
2024-25 Dr. Clint Moroziuk Greater St. Albert Catholic Shools Superintendent
2023-24 Dr. Andrea Holowka Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools Superintendent
2022-23 Dr. Scott Morrison Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools Superintendent
2021-22 Dr. Wilco Tymensen Horizon School Division Superintendent
2019-21 Bevan Daverne (2-year term) Golden Hills School Division Superintendent
2018-19 Kurt Sacher Chinook’s Edge School Division Superintendent
2017-18 Christopher MacPhee Canadian Rockies Public Schools Superintendent
2016-17 Colleen Symyrozum-Watt Pembina Hills Public Schools Superintendent
2015-16 John Waterhouse Westwind School Division Deputy Superintendent
2014-15 Karl Germann Grande Prairie Catholic Superintendent
2013-14 Dr. Larry Jacobs (D)* Wolf Creek School Division Chief Superintendent
2012-13 Craig Foley Calgary Catholic School Division Superintendent, HR
2011-12 Roger Nippard Northern Lights School Division Superintendent
2010-11 Barry Litun Lethbridge School District Superintendent
2009-10 Greg Woronuk Peace River School Division Assistant Superintendent
2008-09 Paulette Hanna Red Deer Catholic Reg. Division Superintendent
2007-08 Dr. Jim Brandon (D)* Foothills School Division Deputy Superintendent
2006-07 Mary Lynne Campbell Parkland School Division Superintendent
2005-06 Barbara Gammon Palliser Reg. Division Assoc Supt.
2004-05 Barry Stangeland High Prairie School Division Assoc Supt.
2003-04 Patricia Dorney (D)* Calgary RCSSD No. 1 Area Superintendent
2002-03 Jim Gibbons Chinook’s Edge School Division Superintendent
2001-02 Dr. Hal Kluczny (D)* Wetaskiwin R.P. School Division Superintendent
2000-01 Dr. Darwin Eckstrom Peace Wapiti Dep. Supt.
1999-2000 Ed Wittchen Northern Lights School Division Superintendent
1998-99 John Darroch Palliser Reg. Division Assoc. Superintendent
1997-98 David A. Lynn Foothills School Division Superintendent
1996-97 Dr. David Young (D)* Parkland School Division Superintendent
1995-96 Brian Callaghan Canadian Rockies Superintendent
1994-95 Muriel Dunnigan Edmonton Catholic Schools Assoc. Superintendent
1993-94 Dick Baker (D)* Edmonton Public Schools Assoc. Superintendent
1992-93 Merv Kurtz (D)* County of Lacombe Superintendent
1991-92 Dave Thomas East Smoky School Division Superintendent
1990-91 Gordon Welch Strathcona County Superintendent
July 1990 Dr. Alan MacLeod Willow Creek School Division Superintendent
1989-90 Warren Phillips County of Mountain View Asst. Superintendent
1988-89 Dr. John McCarthy Calgary Catholic Superintendent
1987-88 Gary Kiernan Lakeland Public Superintendent
1986-87 Jacqueline Gee Strathcona Count Assoc Superintendent
1985-86 Robert David County of Lacombe Superintendent
1984-85 Harold Parr (D)* Rocky View School Division Deputy Superintendent
1982-84 Gerry Heck Fort McMurray Catholic Superintendent
Jul-Sept 1982 Bill Brownlee (D)* Red Deer Public Superintendent
1981-82 Dr. Gordon Rancier Strathcona County Superintendent
1980-81 Dennis Grant Grande Prairie Catholic Superintendent
1979-80 Dr. Robert Plaxton (D)* Lethbridge Public Superintendent
1978-79 Gerry Wilson Three Hills School Division Superintendent
1977-78 Dr. Harold MacNeil (D)* Edmonton Catholic Superintendent
1976-77 Alvin Myhre County of Parkland Superintendent
1975-76 Dr. Jack Van Tighem (D)* Calgary Catholic Superintendent
1974-75 Harold Jepson (D)* County of Mountain View Superintendent
1973-74 Bert Strain (D)* Stettler School District Superintendent
1972-73 Frank Riddle (D)* Medicine Hat Public Superintendent
1971-72 Jack James (D)* Calgary Public Sec. Schools Supt.
1970-71 Dr. Harold MacNeil (D)* Edmonton Catholic Superintendent
1969-70 Robert Kimmit (D)* Lethbridge Catholic Superintendent
1968-69 Dr. Robert Warren (D)* Calgary Public Superintendent
1967-68 Harold Dawe (D)* Red Deer Public Superintendent
1966-67 Dr. Olaf Larson (D)* Medicine Hat Public Superintendent
1964-66 Dr. Peter Bargen (D)* Edmonton Public Superintendent

*(D) Deceased