The Assurance Framework Series
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The Assurance Framework Series
Presented by: Anthony Warren, Kimberly Frykas, Darren Young & Dr. Bonnie Stelmach, Kimberly Frykas & TBA
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Location:
Four Points Grande Prairie 6702 106 St, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

This learning series is targeted to support Sr. Admin Directors/Principals/Vice-Principals/Assistant Principals and offers an overview of the Alberta Education Assurance  Framework and opportunities to collaboratively develop School Assurance Plans. Content will include the philosophy of the framework, the five domains as well as an  introduction to the process of the planning and reporting cycle.  School teams will have an opportunity to develop their understanding of the Assurance planning process, work with their individual school evidence, develop structures to engage their school communities in the process and create outcomes and strategies to suit their individual school needs. 

*Please note that this series completes with an optional In-Person Collaborative Planning Time scheduled for October 27, 22 from 1:00pm -3:30pm in your local area.  If you are interested in this optional opportunity please complete an additional registration via this link: 




About the Presenter(s):
Anthony Warren

Anthony works with the System’s Assurance Department in Alberta Education.

Kimberly Frykas

Kimberly Frykas has been an educator for 25 years with experience in the secondary classroom (grades 7-12), as a School Administrator and currently at the division level as Director of System Planning for the Grande Prairie Public School Division. Her specialty areas include Evidence Based Planning, Collaborative Inquiry Based Professional Learning, Middle Level Literacy, Assessment, and Instruction.  Her experience in supporting planning at the school and division level, with a focus on evidence, has given her diverse experiences to share.

Darren Young

Darren has led the implementation of the Collaborative Response Model for Peace Wapiti School Division, helped implement the first Leadership Development Program with the District and has taken the lead in transforming the Peace Wapiti from Accountability to Assurance. Darren believes in the power of generative dialogue and in the empowerment of individuals and teams in the ongoing work of instructional improvement. Darren is married to his lovely wife Cindy and has one son, Douglas, who resides in Grande Prairie after recently graduating from NAIT.

Dr. Bonnie Stelmach

is a professor at the University of Alberta. She completed her doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership in Educational Policy Studies, and a Masters of Arts in Educational Philosophy at Simon Fraser University and her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education, at the U of A. She has taught in rural and northern Alberta, as well as at an international school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Previous to joining the academic community, she served as district coordinator of the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI). That three-year project directly influenced her decision to study secondary parents’ conceptualizations of their role in school improvement to earn a doctorate. Her research has evolved to explore parents' sense of community with their children's schools, and she is particularly interested in rural schools. Dr. Stelmach is a member of the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration, a national academic association and supervises doctoral students pursuing varying interests in school leadership.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Administrator/Administration, Central Office/Bureau central

Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

Registration Notes:

The sessions in this series is a mix of virtual and in-person/on-site attendance. 

This workshop includes time with your school teams to examine evidence and work on your school assurance plans.

Please bring:

  • your provincial and school-based student achievement data,
  • any unique school data and/or survey results
  • your school improvement plan and results report template and resources