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Thursday, February 20 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Revive a School, Save a Community

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Five years ago, the future of the small hamlet of Altario was in doubt. The local school had declining enrolment, and a constant turnover of staff and leadership. The community was in need of a unifying vision.

Today, the school and community are thriving hubs of agriculture, fellowship, and innovation. What happened?

Join Kevin and a team from the school as they share their journey from the fear of school closure, to becoming a model of innovation for schools around their division as well as the province. Expect to leave with practical procedures to engage your own community and school in a culture of revitalization. While this session will be a valuable discussion for all, ultimately the focus is on leadership in rural communities.

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Kevin Van Lagen

Kevin Van Lagen (M.Ed.) is the Principal of two small, rural schools. He believes in community commitment, high standards for teaching and learning, and a culture of growth. Together with his wife Ellen, and five sons, Kevin lives on a small acreage in East Central Alberta.

Thursday February 20, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Macleod Hall E2 Calgary Telus Convention Centre