Running for school board trustee was a natural step for me after volunteering in my children’s schools and being school council chair at a number of schools. That experience triggered my interest in education issues and advocating for students. Around the same time I worked at a brain injury agency and became an advocate for people with disabilities where I realized I could be a voice for people who were sometimes marginalized.
I believe that a high quality education is the best opportunity our society can provide for children to be successful in their future. By working with parents, schools can help children achieve their fullest potentials. I recognize the need to provide a broad basis of support to students, focusing on physical, emotional and mental well-being as well as providing broad learning opportunities. Each student comes to us with their own unique needs and circumstances and it is our responsibility to do all we can to address those needs.
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in mathematics. My volunteer activity in our community includes having served on Boards of several charitable agencies which support people who face barriers to living full and happy lives.
My two children graduated from Red Deer Public Schools.