At the Annual General Meeting of the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS), David Keohane was honored with the provincial EXL Award for Excellence in School System Leadership. The EXL award is given to those system education leaders who:
• guide children’s educational experiences,
• establish the character of a school system’s programs through the important work with school boards, school leaders, teachers and parents,
• shape children’s attitudes towards learning and their perceptions of themselves as lifelong learners, and
• model effective leadership and mentoring.
As recipient of the EXL Award, David Keohane will be Alberta's nominee for the national EXL Award as Canadian Superintendent of the Year. Board Chair, Serena Shaw commented in a news release issued by CASS that "Truly, I cannot think of a more deserving leader. His leadership is exemplary. He is a leader whom we feel that we can turn to, seek advice from, and count on to be fair-minded and focused on the ‘right’ thing to do.”