Passionate 30 year career educator, Cathy led the global research and the expertise to create Kipina fueled by her own creative purpose to create an early years program that could transform young people. Cathy is passionate about the limitless potential of young people at any age and stage. She is responsible for the development of the Kipina program, training, auditing, and mentoring teachers and principals. With a Bachelors of Education Degree and a Master of Arts in Educational Studies and Organizational Leadership, Cathy has 30 years’ experience in roles such as classroom teacher, Vice-Principal, and Principal. She continues to support learning for educators in her current role as the Executive Director for the Calgary Regional Consortium. She is affiliated with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Learning Forward (National Staff Development Council), The Alberta Association of Public Charter Schools and the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS).