Thursday, September 30, 2010

School District 02's Aubrey Kirkpatrick receives Rising Star Award

Superintendent Karen Branscombe announced today that Aubrey Kirkpatrick, Director of Finance, Administration and Communication for School District 02 has been honoured with a Rising Star Award for 2010.

The Rising Star Award recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding results at the office, shown a strong work ethic and commitment to citizenship.

As part of the senior management team, he is gifted in bringing his vision to life. Aubrey is responsible for all day-to-day operations in transportation, finance, facilities and IT, including communications. This “add on” responsibility has led to the development of the district’s award-winning ACHIEVE magazine and the development of the district’s very popular Facebook page.

“Aubrey understands about the people part of the business and he prides himself in putting people first in everything that he does,” says Branscombe. “Aubrey impacts teaching and learning in our district by providing thoughtful, reflective leadership that is proactive and about the students. His work is always about the students first."

Aubrey extends his energy into the community and has spearheaded efforts such as “Five for Haiti”, which raised more than $80,000 in School District 02, and challenged other school districts to become involved. Additionally, Aubrey organizes the “Fill the Bus” food drive for Food Depot Alimentaire. The event grows each year and taps the spirit of students in collecting much-needed food items for the winter season when the food bank is critically low on food stocks. Last year (District 02’s ninth year), more than 13,000 kg of food was collected (29,000 lb, or three elephants, or 10 small four-door sedans).

Aubrey’s initiatives reach beyond the doors of the district office, and he continually shows leadership to staff, students and parents at the school and provincial level in order to improve our community.

Rising Stars is an annual provincial event intended to recognize knowledge industry workers, in companies or organizations throughout New Brunswick.

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