About

A Little Bit About Me…

I grew up in England and moved to Canada in 1980 with my family when I was 12.  We moved into Ranchlands, just before the Dairy Queen opened.  My husband, John and I bought our first home in Arbour Lake in 1995. We have 3 children, Rebecca, Austin and Jack and they attend school at Arbour Lake and Robert Thirsk High.

Snowboarding with my boys, Jack and Austin.

Snowboarding with my boys, Jack and Austin.

I have a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Calgary and in December of 2012 completed my Master’s Degree from the University of Athabasca in Integrated Studies, with a Specialization in Education.

Prior to becoming a Trustee with the Calgary Board of Education, I worked in the field of Social Work. I have worked with children and families my whole working career. My first job was in daycare and at the Kiddies Corral at Crowfoot Co-op.   From there I worked in addictions and Stay in School Programs for at risk Youth. For over 18 years I worked for a non-profit social services agency in Calgary, in group care, foster care, independent living, in home support and supporting youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I thoroughly enjoy supporting and advocating for children and youth. I enjoy helping people and I believe relationships and collaboration are the cornerstones to achieving success.

I am a busy mom and am involved in my kid’s activities. My boys both play hockey for Crowfoot where I volunteer as a Coordinator.  I enjoy and still find time to volunteer at their schools on field trips, in the classroom and for special events.  Also, whenever possible I volunteer in my community. I believe giving back and serving others is important not only for your community but for yourself.

I am a regular at the Crowfoot YMCA. I love to stay active, especially running or biking. I love the fresh air and you can often find me running in the neighbourhood, and it is a great way to relieve stress. As a family we love to travel and go camping in our trailer with friends. Many of our family’s fondest memories are spent with friends and family roasting hotdogs and cooking smores by the campfire.

 

Putting Students at the center of all decisions.

 

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