Feb 24
Greetings CHHS Community

Greetings CHHS Community,

My name is Joel Leavitt and I will be the new principal for Crescent Heights High School as of February 22nd, 2022.  I am very excited about returning to CHHS to rejoin one of the finest learning communities in Calgary.  I want to take this opportunity to give a brief self-introduction.

Most recently, I was the principal at Senator Patrick Burns School, home of the largest middle school Spanish bilingual program in the nation.  As of next school year, CHHS will be extending the Spanish bilingual program for all students that are interested in continuing their Spanish learning at the high school level.  I am grateful to be able to transition along side all SPB Spanish bilingual students that are headed to CHHS.  I look forward to seeing many familiar faces in September!

Prior to SPB, I worked at many middle schools and high schools including Forest Lawn High School, John G. Diefenbaker High School and Crescent Heights High School.  In each setting, I have learned the importance of building strong relationships of trust with students and faculty to support the best learning practices.  I am very passionate about guiding young adults to maximizing their learning potential and exploring a wide array of career paths that are only a few short years away.

I spent four of the best years of my career as a second languages and Social Studies teacher at CHHS.  During those years, I quickly learned how special CHHS was as a learning community.  CHHS was a safe and caring learning environment that provided confidence, opportunity and teacher connection to all learners.  That feeling of safety and belonging has always stayed with me through the years since teaching at CHHS.  I’m excited to rejoin this community and extend that sense of belonging and safety to all people connected to CHHS.

I look forward to working with all students and families as I reconnect to this special learning environment.  It is my sincere hope to serve all CHHS families as we work together to prepare these amazing young Calgarians for an exciting future.  I want all families and students to know that I am here to assist and support in the foundational work of maximizing learning for every member of the CHHS community.  Get ready for continued fun, academic rigor, and a tremendous sense of belonging.

Cowboy for life,

​​​​​​​Joel Leavitt​


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