Catholic School superintendent wins public service award

December 13, 2010
Dr. Lucy Miller

Dr. Lucy Miller


CALGARY — Dr. Lucy Miller, chief superintendent of the Calgary Catholic School District, is this year’s winner of one of Alberta’s most prestigious honours for public service.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence is presented annually by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), an organization dedicated to excellence in the public service.

Miller joined the Calgary Catholic School District in March 2007. Previously she has been a teacher, principal, curriculum consultant and superintendent in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

She has been a part-time instructor at Queen’s University and the University of Ottawa, has written many articles and five books, and has been a sought-after speaker at numerous conferences.

Alberta Lt.-Gov. Donald Ethel will present the award to Miller Dec. 13. The Edmonton and Calgary regional groups of the Institute of Public Administration (IPAC) jointly sponsor the award.

Last year, the award was presented to Edmonton city manager Al Maurer.

Miller has also been active in the broader community, serving on two Alberta Education committees, the board for the Calgary Educational Partnerships Foundation, the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation, St. Mary’s University board of governors and as a director for the United Way’s Children’s Initiative.

As superintendent, she is known as a hard working leader who has created a culture of caring, high standards, transparency and accountability. She is constantly guided by the question, “What would it look like if the best happened?”

“Lucy has set an example that has inspired others in the wider public sector to give their very best to the service of all citizens,” said Jackie Kleiner, chair of the IPAC Calgary Regional Group.

“Her passion for public service has also attracted others to join and build their careers in the education sector.”