Education Ministry Organizational Structure &
On occasion, I have been asked whether an organization chart for Alberta Education is available. To my knowledge an org chart for the Ministry is not available on the Alberta Education website. With this in mind, below I have provided an overview of my understanding of the org structure within the Department. In this email, following the org structure, I have provided a link to a GoA Directory which I have found to be of great value, and which enables you to drill down into any of the Divisions of the Ministry.
- The Minister is Adriana LaGrange (political appointment).
- The Deputy Minister is Dr. Curtis Clarke.
The Ministry is divided into five Divisions, each headed by an Assistant Deputy Minister.
- Brad Smith – Acting ADM, Strategic Services & Governances (includes Finance)
- Nicole Callihoo – First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education
- Dr. Heather Caltagirone – Curriculum
- Michael Walter – Program & System Support
- Scott McCormack – Acting ADM, System Excellence
Each Division is then sub-divided into a number of sectors. The hierarchy within each of the Sectors is
- Executive Director
- Education Managers
- Team Leads
The link to a GoA Directory is http://www.alberta.ca/staff-directory.cfm
When you search a person from the GoA in the Directory, in addition to the contact info, the exact title for the person is shown which I have found to be valuable when making introductions, writing formal letters, etc.
In addition, at the bottom of each contact is a link to the Organizational Unit for that person.
If you enter the Deputy Minister’s name (Curtis Clarke) and then click on the Organizational Unit link at the bottom of his contact, you will see each of the Divisions, headed by an ADM.
Drilling down you can then get the hierarchy for each Divisions – Sectors and then Program Units.
By inserting any of the ADM’s into the contact search, and then clicking on the Organizational Unit, you can see the Sectors that belong to the Division. You will then be able to see the Executive Director and Directors for each sector, and also the units that are under each sector, so you can see the Directors, and if applicable, the Education Managers, Team Leads, Managers, Consultants, etc.