Mrs. Andrea Holowka has accepted the position of Superintendent for Christ the Redeemer (CTR) Catholic Schools.
Mrs. Holowka began her teaching career in 1995 with Calgary Catholic. Following a successful career in teaching and several principalships, she served as Calgary Catholic’s Superintendent of Instructional Services and, later, Human Resources. After 26 years with Calgary Catholic, Mrs. Holowka assumed the position of Superintendent of School Improvement with the Calgary Board of Education, where she has served for the last two years.
Mrs. Holowka’s degrees include a Bachelor of Science in Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology, a Bachelor of Education, and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Ontario, with a dissertation focused on systemic approaches to school-based mental health interventions.
She served as President of the Council of Catholic Superintendents (CCSSA) and will assume the role of the President of the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) next year. Through her participation in, and leadership of, the CCSSA and CASS, Mrs. Holowka has led, presented at, and participated in formal and informal collaborative opportunities on topics including curriculum, instruction, student support, Indigenous education, inclusive education, student well-being, and mental health.
“I have worked alongside and in relationship with Christ the Redeemer for many years. Joining an organization that is committed to authentic Catholic permeation and faith formation is aligned with the core of who I am as a Catholic leader,” she said. “I look forward to working with senior administration, leaders, and staff to promote the division’s witness of faith, while continuing to support strong student excellence in safe and caring environments.”
Board Chair, Andrea Keenan, remarks, “The Board was most impressed with Mrs. Holowka’s dedication to faith and Catholic education. We were also impressed with her provincial reputation, her track record as a very senior leader in two metro school divisions, and her commitment to lifelong learning as evidenced by her pursuit of a doctoral degree.”
Mrs. Holowka looks forward to joining the division on May 29th and will assume the role of Superintendent on June 19th after Dr. Morrison’s official retirement.