Seeking Re-election ...
I am proud of the work completed in the last 4 years during my term as Trustee. I have strong relationships with our superintendents, principals and teachers and will continue my commitment to the legacy of excellence which is Pembina Trails.
I believe that quality public education is the KEY to shaping a better tomorrow. As through education we create better lives for individuals, greater equality within our society and a more sustainable and prosperous environment.
I believe that the challenges facing education are too complex to tackle alone. I will continue to support a global community approach for teachers, parents, students and governments to work together to find the answers and deploy the solutions.
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey, Philosopher
Who am I ...
Born and raised in Winnipeg, I graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Human Ecology (majoring in Family Economics and Management), and hold a certificate in French Language Studies from Laval University (QC).
After a 30 year career with the Provincial Public Service, I retired from the position of Director, Finance and Administration, Healthy Child Manitoba. An advocate for children and youth, my passion and enthusiasm for child-centred public policy culminated in a 14 year career with Healthy Child Manitoba. I am honored to have contributed in the development of an innovative and nationally recognized strategy of Provincial programs and services for Manitoba’s children and youth.
In 2014, I was elected to the Pembina Trails School Division Board of Trustees. In addition, in March 2016 I accepted a one-year term to serve as a Region 5 Director on the Manitoba School Board Association Executive; I was re-affirmed into that position for an additional 1-year term in March 2017.
In 2016, I accepted a protocol position at the Legislative Building. I presently work part-time in an administrative liaison position within the office of the Special Envoy for Military Affairs.
Of all roles, my most rewarding is that of being a single mother to my birth-daughter Bailey and two “adopted” foreign students: Shiya and Taylor. Our home is a beehive of activity – with three University students - each in a different faculty - our daily conversations cover a broad range of social, cultural and academic topics.
Over years of professional employment, I have experienced and benefited from a number of diverse fields and positions. Each has afforded me opportunities to expand and sharpen my skills, expertise and knowledge.
An employment overview: starting from 2018 and working back to 1982 is available on LinkedIn.