Saturday, 3 March 2012

St. Michael School: My community and why I am dedicated to public service.

Monday will be the first day of my leave of absence to pursue political office.  I have mixed feelings about the possibility of leaving my job as the principal of the well established community of St. Michael School.  Nontheless, I know I am doing the right thing for our community and our constituency. 

Principal Cusanelli and Vice Principal Osborne getting ready for annual food drive

St. Michael students, their parents and even grandparents have become family to us as a staff.  This community embodies committment to public service in every way.  We have worked hard to implement two world class programmes together:  An International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme.  Over the last 5 years, we have developed a sense of interdependance that can only lead to great things.  We have improved our Government Satisfaction Surveys nearly 30% and our Provincial Achievement Test results continue to climb as well.  We have fostered an environment where not only are children happy and trusting, they are confident to question and learn.  They are confident to make mistakes and learn which to me is the greatest gift.  We all learn from things that haven't worked and this is at the base of all inquiry and of course, learning together and from one another.  Our world, more than ever, requires this of all of us.  As we have more access to communicate globally, we have more responsibility to find answers in the company of others locally and around the world.

In becoming an MLA, I look forward to the opportunity to be able to foster this same atmosphere within the consituency of Calgary-Currie.  I want to raise the expectation of participation and challenge our constitents to question and learn with me.  I want to use knowledge from past mistakes and create an honest but caring constituency that is dedicated to public service.  I am ready to take the lead, roll up my sleeves and take these steps forward.  I will need your help to do this. 

I need your support if you are new to the political arena because I believe your voice can be heard. 

I need your support if you have been actively involved in our constituency-you are our history and by proxy, an important part of our future.

We have 4 goals over the course of time between now and election day.  How can you help?

  • Garner our PC support and take an active part in VOTING for Christine Cusanelli to bring Calgary Currie back to it's PC bedrock.
  • Advertise your committment to our party by PLACING SIGNS ON YOUR PROPERTY AND FINDING LOCATIONS in our constituency to declare that orange and blue is the true future voice of Currie in the Legislature.
  • VOLUNTEERING on the C4 team:  Build relationships, be a part of something special.
  • Make a FINANCIAL DONATION to the campaign right here on this blog site.  See the paypal button on the main page.  It's safe and simple!
Welcome to the campaign trail everyone!