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Stewardship of Creation Award - Sara Minaker

April 29, 2020

​St. paul logoCongratulations to Sara Minaker, teacher at St. Paul Catholic Secondary School for receiving the ALCDSB Stewardship of Creation Award. Sara was recognized at the April 28, 2020 Board Meeting. 

"As was detailed in the nomination, Sara is a definite leader in our community when it comes to Eco initiatives around Teaching & Learning, Student Engagement & Community Connections and Environmental Leadership.  But what the nomination didn't ask for, and what most impresses me about Sara, is this is truly the way she lives her life.  Sara is an example and vocally advocates to everyone of how we should use, manage and care for all of the resources that God provides us.  I don't know too many other people who take a semester off work to take her young family to travel around Costa Rica to live in Eco Lodges and visit rehabilitation facilities so she can teach her children even more about action-driven responsibilities to the environment!  The month of memories will be special to her and her family forever and the influence of her learning will be impactful on our whole St Paul community forever!

What makes Sara stand out from others is that she puts her philosophies into action.  If you follow Sara on Instagram, you will see that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, she is still taking action to help our community.  She is sewing masks, planting gardens, supporting local businesses Eco initiatives and spending quality time with her young children in a way that continues to cultivate these priorities."

- Lisa Romano, Principal, St. Paul Catholic Secondary School 

  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.