As a graduate of the University of Alberta, I have obtained a Bachelor Degree in Science and Education certification. Continuing in my belief of life-long learning I am midway through my Masters in Public Health. Combined with financial and risk management training through the University of Toronto, experience in policy and governance, I am committed to using my education, experience, energy and passion to continue in my efforts to lead progressive change in education for the students of Edmonton Catholic Schools. Additionally, I will continue to advocate and support district initiatives aimed at building capacity to create a shared vision as we embark on educational reforms that will prepare students for success in the 21st Century.
Prior to Trusteeship, my career path included:
- Owner operator of a small construction business, Edmonton/St. Albert.
- Chemistry instructor, NAIT
- Diabetes research assistant, University of Alberta.
In the role of elected Trustee, recent work included such things as, a call for mandatory vaccinations against major child preventable diseases such as measles and mumps; age appropriate curriculum to teach ALL Alberta students how to identify and report sexual abuse; recommendations to the Ministry (based on a global scan of best practices) to enhance mental health and emotional well-being in students; call for mental health and fentanyl information sessions for parents and students; partnerships with Reboks Canada and the University of Waterloo to enhance physical activity opportunities for children; financial literacy curriculum; advocacy for strong and meaningful LGBTQ policy.