Welcome to the HLG team, Dr. Greg Bass!
Dr. Greg Bass, President and CEO
Dr. Bass has been an Alberta educator for almost 30 years. He has served the education community as a teacher, principal, superintendent and as an Alberta Deputy Minister of Education. Most recently, he has worked as a consultant assisting organizations in achieving their educational goals. Working alongside a team of talented and dedicated professionals, Dr. Bass will focus on achieving Calgary Academy’s mission which is to help our students realize their full academic and social potential, achieve independence as learners and experience success, changing the lives of both students and their families.
“There can be no greater calling than to shape the future of learning.
Jessica Richmond, Chief Innovation Officer
As Chief Innovation Officer, Jessica leads the 21st Century instructional design team within Headwater Learning Solutions as they identify and develop scalable innovations for implementation across all our affiliate organizations. In her previous role as Principal at Calgary Academy, Jessica championed two key initiatives, an electives program and new X Block class, which quickly became flagship components of the Collegiate program. Her previous experience includes serving as Principal at Mulgrave School in West Vancouver and educational consulting with StartRight Learning. Jessica also volunteers her time as the Board Chair for Scarboro Community Preschool.
“It’s amazing to see a student go from frustration and despair to confidence and success.”
Tim Carlson, Chief School Officer and Principal, Calgary Academy
Tim is responsible for the overall performance of Calgary Academy and testing new ideas in the classroom – ideas that fuel the future of our learning ecosystems. Working closely with his administrative team, he nurtures and supports the implementation of new ideas and innovations throughout the school. Tim began as a teacher at Calgary Academy nearly 15 years ago and has advanced his role from Academic Dean, to Principal, and now Chief School Officer.
“We see what is possible, and deliver what others thought impossible.”
Dana Braunberger, Chief Performance Officer
As CPO, Dana leads the expansion and development of the Reading, Writing and Math Learning Centres to provide students with more individualized remedial support. She also leads the integration of analytics to better drive employee performance. Working within the leadership team, Dana makes data-driven decisions that diagnose problems and identify opportunities. As a former Academic Dean and Principal, she has experience in every division. Dana has presented at local conferences, specialist councils and with teachers aspiring to improve their practice. She continues to work as a consultant.