CTR Associate Superintendent honored with excellence award
Associate Superintendent Bonnie Annicchiarico was awarded the Excellence in Catholic Education Award from the Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta (CCSSA) during its annual award ceremony May 3.
School jurisdictions across the province nominate one individual for this award. Recipients are honored during the annual CCSSA Blueprints and SPICE Annual Spring Conference.
Bonnie's nominator had this to say:
"Bonnie is the administrative Godmother of Catholic education in Christ The Redeemer (CTR) Catholic Schools. From the day she joined CTR as principal of Holy Family Academy, she has been an inspirational Christian Witness.
Bonnie is a woman of vision and wisdom who has set her sights on excellence in Catholic education. Her PhD focus on the importance of the Catholic principal speaks to her commitment to Catholic education. Under Bonnie’s guidance and leadership, at least 20 Catholic administrators have been formed. Her influence is felt throughout the province.
Bonnie inspires others to enter more deeply into their faith lives, especially as Catholic teachers. Bonnie facilitates faith leadership in others by recognizing the charisms of those called to lead and has orchestrated putting them in positions to exercise that leadership. People often say that when they speak to Bonnie, they feel as though they are the most important person in the world and, through her encouragement, they can do anything.
Bonnie is faith-filled and prayerful with a special devotion to Mary. Unwavering in faith, she often calls on her “prayer warriors” from whose prayers powerful answers have come. Bonnie’s faith conviction has ignited the fire of faith in students and adults alike.
She can take credit for dozens of divisional faith initiatives: biannual divisional adorations, the annual Bishop/priest/administrator/trustee meetings, the Faith Leaders initiative, and the proliferation of externally-led faith retreats. As an instrument of God, Bonnie allows Him to work through her by challenging us to never be satisfied with status quo and always reach for greater heights.
Bonnie is not only a CTR faith legend, but also a provincial leader, having served as the president of the CCSSA and the driving force behind the first ever provincial faith conference for administrators. Bonnie’s courageous and bold spirit allows her to speak God’s truth in any situation. After almost 25 years with CTR, we can firmly say that Bonnie is the greatest Christian Witness Christ The Redeemer has ever had."