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s UMMER s CHOOL Holy Redeemer High School
gets new teacher
Fun for Kids Times The students and parents will see a

new face walking through the halls at
Kristie Gomuwka seeking Holy Redeemer this year as Brandy
Schutz will be joining the teaching
staff at HRH.
“Due to our enormous increases to
nomination for Public Trustee our student population we posted for a
.5 teaching position,” says Principal
Bill McGowan. “We knew that Mrs.
submitted Schutz would be a perfect fit with her
work as a substitute teacher in the past
Kristie Gomuwka is seeking few years. Needless to say we are very
nomination for Public Trustee in Ward excited to have her on board.”
1 of Grande Yellowhead School Schutz has lived in Edson for the
Division. past six years raising her three children
“ As a parent with a child in the with her husband. “We moved here
GYPSD system, I will bring a from Stony Plain after my husband
different perspective to division.” said took a position here,” she says. “We've HRH’s newest teacher, Brandy Schutz.
Gomuwka on what she will offer the grown to love the community.”
Schutz will be teaching English 10-
Grande Yellowhead School Division. Schutz was born and raised in Stony 1, grade 8 & 9 Knowledge &
This is Kristie Gomuwka's first run Plain where she attended the
at an elected position. As a long time University of Alberta's Bachelor of Employability Math, and a grade 8
Lifeskills class. “These classes really
resident of Edson and a Director of the Education program. She obtained a fit my lifestyle,” she says. “Combined
largest non profit organization in double major in Physical Education
Edson, Gomuwka provides a deep Kristie Gomuwka and Social Studies and a minor in with the fact that I feel very welcome
here, I'm very happy to be at HRH.”
understanding of the community. She innovative ways to improve Special Education. From there, she
has worked on many initiatives accessibility to public meetings such took on teaching positions at Broxton Schutz also mentioned how easy
everyone is making the transition back
through GYPSD including Violence as video recording and live streaming Park in Spruce Grove and Graminia
Threat Risk Assessment Community all public meetings. School near Devin. into teaching. “The administration,
teaching and support staff, and
Protocol, Indigenous Community - Create stronger transparency and When Schutz and her family moved especially the students are making me
Engagement Committee, and Program accountability to decision made by to Edson, she stepped away from the
unit Funding. Kristie is committed to trustees. classroom. “I really enjoyed spending feel very comfortable here. I know I'm
really going to enjoy my time here.”
strong community development and “ I believe we need to improve the time at home with my family,” she
If you would like more information
encouraging meaningful engagement relevance of the role of trustees in the says. “But I'm happier to be back in on this article please feel free to
with stakeholders and community. educational system. We need to find a the classroom. And I'm really excited contact the school at 780-723-7437,
Gomuwka's platform includes: path forward where the community to be at Holy Redeemer.”
- Ensuring that funding classrooms can be an active decision maker in the The last few years Schutz could be visit our website at
and students remains a priority; and all future direction of GYPSD.” seen as a substitute teacher at HRH., join our
schools are equipped with the Kristie is married with a 13 year old “I've known so many of these students Facebook page,,
resources needed to succeed. daughter. She is the Director of through my own kids,” she says. follow us on Twitter,
- Improve community and parent Programs and Services at the Edson “They are such a wonderful group that
engagement at the decision making Friendship Centre and sits on various I knew this would be a perfect fit for @holyredeemerhig, or follow us on
Instagram, @holyredeemerhigh.
level that includes finding new and community and regional committees. me.”
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