CCHS gets new Assistant Principal for fall 2018
Livingstone Range School Division is pleased to announce that Mrs. Elizabeth “Jill” Klapp has been selected to become Assistant Principal of Crowsnest Consolidated High School in Coleman, starting in the 2018-2019 school year.
Jill Klapp has been a teacher at CCHS since September 2016 and, prior to that, taught at Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek and F.P. Walshe School in Fort Macleod. She has also worked for five different provincial ministries in serving youth throughout her career.
Klapp is excited about moving her career in the direction of leadership, and draws on the expertise of both established educational researchers and local mentors with whom she has worked for inspiration on good leadership practice.
“It is the because of the mentorship and living models of integrity...within the Division that I have been provided opportunities to excel in environments based on collaboration, communication, knowledge and relationship,” says Klapp.
Klapp is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge, earning a Bachelor of Arts (History) degree in 2004 and a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in 2006. She is currently pursuing a Master of Education in Leadership and Administration.
Building relationships with students, parents, staff and school board officials is a passion and a strength for Klapp, along with creating learning environments that increase opportunities for students. Student-centred initiatives in which Klapp has taken a leadership role include establishing a Grade 9 literacy intervention and PAT preparation group, participating in provincial exam item analysis, and acting as Lead Teacher for the FACES program in 2009, 2010 and 2011. She has also contributed in a significant way to the professional development of her teacher colleagues, leading numerous workshops and development activities in the areas of experiential education, Indigenous student learning, assessment, inclusion, curriculum redesign and others.
Klapp has worked to create positive working relationships with her students and colleagues at CCHS and the larger community.
“Working for the Livingstone Range School Division and schools throughout Alberta has been a professional honour and privilege,” says Klapp. “I am excited about the promise of deeper collaborations and partnerships, and am looking forward to broadening my relationships with members of staff and the communities of the Crowsnest Pass.”
Livingstone Range would like to congratulate Jill Klapp on her new appointment and look forward to seeing her continue her good work at Crowsnest Consolidated.