MLA Christine Cusanelli Calgary-Currie


Lord, we ask you to bless MLA Christine
Cusannelli in the many duties she fulfills as she represents the constituency
of Calgary-Currie. Help her to be a good leader and make wise decisions. We
pray that you would guide her life and bless her work. We pray also that you
would keep her healthy and safe. In Christ’s name. Amen.

Christine Cusanelli
was elected to her first term as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Calgary-Currie on April 23, 2012. She was sworn in as Minister of Tourism,
Parks and Recreation on May 15, 2012, a position she held until February 4,
2013.

She has a bachelor
of education degree from Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, and a
masters degree in psychology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
She started her career as a teacher with the Calgary Catholic school district,
where she taught elementary and junior high students in French immersion and
other educational settings. Most recently Ms Cusanelli led St. Michael´s school
(K-9) in implementing two international baccalaureate programs. She has been a
keen supporter and advocate for students with special needs and learning
challenges.

She became a
principal at age 32, placing her among the youngest principals in Calgary. In
this role she spent the past several years working to create bonds with
students, their families and the broader community through outreach that has
included visiting seniors´ homes, working with Inn from The Cold and opening
the school up to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary.

Ms Cusanelli is a
runner, cyclist and swimmer. She has participated in triathlons, marathons and
other races in the pursuit of personal health and to fund raise for various
charities. She spends time golfing, travelling, reading and enjoying the arts
with her daughter.

February 4, 2013