Dr. Szumlas assumed the role of chief superintendent of the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) on March 1, 2020 and retired on May 9, 2024. He worked for the district for more than 30 years and has served in numerous capacities, including classroom teacher, assistant principal, science supervisor, vice-principal, principal, supervisor of teaching and learning and director with Instructional Services. Dr. Szumlas is a graduate of the University of Calgary (B.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D.) and has previously chaired the Alberta Assessment Consortium. Dr. Szumlas is married to Sandy, a district teacher, and has two children who are CCSD graduates. As a family, they enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking in Alberta’s wilderness.