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4 Things I Believe are Important

Four things that I think would help the Calgary Board of Education in coming years. We need predictable, sustainable, adequate funding for education in Alberta.  What does this actually mean?  You wouldn’t plan a full scale renovation on your home or take a one year leave of absence from your job without fully ensuring you […]

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My Engagement and School Council visits

I thought I would post my own list of School Council meetings, events and engagement events I have attended in my terms as Trustee for Wards 1 & 2. This is not the only times I have met with parents, students or teachers in schools to engage and discuss education, but this gives a pretty […]

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Some Tips for Increasing parent participation in School Councils

It’s back to school time again! This is always an exciting yet busy time of year.  School Councils are starting up and I have been asked a few times this week for suggestions on how to get more parents out to participate in school council meetings. Below is a list of some great ideas I […]

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What I Heard

In a response to hearing from the community that parents wanted to have greater access to communication with The Board of Trustees, the Board established a Council of Schools Councils as a means to better connect with parents and schools.  Initially we held a big meeting, our first meeting in October of 2012 to hear […]

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Bowness High School is Alive and Well

First blog of the school year and I sincerely hope that all of our students are settled and getting into a routine at school.  This year was one of transitions for two out of our three children as we saw our oldest child transition to high school at Bowness and our youngest make the leap […]

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How The New Northwest School Got It’s Name, Robert Thirsk High School

If you live in Northwest Calgary you are probably like me and my kids who have watched the new high school being built from the ground up and have wondered…what are they going to call it?  Well the wait is over as last week the Calgary Board of Education announced the name of the new […]

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Impersonation, theft or just plain evil…someone took my name

Yup hard to believe really. I recently discovered a website in my name pretending to be me…I mean who does that sort of thing? And why? To what end? What is to be accomplished by doing this? Credibility is not gained by discrediting others. I always believe that there is good in each and every […]

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Creating a Website

I decided to create a website and to start blogging after attending a school board conference and listening to a guest speaker talk about the importance of creating your own digital footprint. What does that mean?…For me, it means tell your story or someone else will tell it for you. In my case I discovered […]

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