Gary Strother

Gary Strother

February 13, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

CALGARY – Gary Strother is the new chief superintendent and CEO of Calgary Catholic Schools. He replaces Lucy Miller, who resigned to become president and CEO of Calgary's United Way.

As chief superintendent, Strother will be responsible for 106 schools, more than 47,000 students and a staff of about 5,000.

Strother plans to continue building on the culture of transparency, collaboration and shared responsibility achieved under Miller.

"Calgary Catholic is in a very good place," he said.

"We have an amazing culture of shared responsibility and we have a very collaborative and transparent district," he said. And I think that's the direction we want to keep going."

The new chief superintendent is equally committed to academic excellence and believes all decisions should be based on what is best for students.

Strother has been with Calgary Catholic since 1983, when he moved from Montreal to take a job as a substitute teacher for the district.

Over the years he also served as assistant principal, vice principal and principal. He was an area superintendent and was overseeing the information technology department at the time of his appointment.

He has played key roles locally, provincially and nationally in facilitating workshops both internally and externally to the district.