Ward 5 – Bowden / Spruce View
I grew up on a farm west of Innisfail and now live near Spruce View. In my 31 years of teaching, I enjoyed the opportunity to work with students from grade 3 to 12 and I taught all curricular subjects with the exception of Humanities. As well, I have worked in K-12 schools and non-traditional teaching roles (Outreach, Career High, Academy-On-Line, including homeschool visits). Along with my educational qualifications (B.ED, B.Sc, and Bus Admin), I was actively involved at the provincial level with both the ATA and Alberta Education. Professional Development has been a passion and I have been a strong advocate for lifelong learning among my colleagues. I miss teaching now that I'm retired, but I have enjoyed visiting schools and interacting with students in my role as School Board Trustee.