December 5th, 2021

School Board Candidates

Andrea Andreachuk: Former elementary teacher seeks to serve on public school board

By Dale Woodard on October 15th, 2021

After teaching as an elementary school teacher for the Lethbridge School Division for the past 37 years, Andrea Andreachuk said it would be a privilege to serve as public school trustee. The former teacher at General Stewart School said safety for students and aiding the Truth and Reconciliation are key issues for the former teacher. ... Read More »

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Joanne Siljak: Public school board candidate looks to be advocate for students

By Al Beeber on October 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE Joanne Siljak has worked in the education system since 1980 and for the first time has thrown her name into the ring in hopes of earning a spot on the board of the Lethbridge Public School District. Siljak just retired in July from her job as Corporate Services Co-ordinator with Palliser Regional Schools, ... Read More »

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Genny Steed: School board candidate sees children as number one priority

By Dale Woodard on October 13th, 2021

Making children the top priority and increasing the levels of communications are key on a school board for Genny Steed. As the mother of six runs for public school trustee, Steed plans to bring these issues to the forefront. “I hope that anyone nominated onto the board sees the kids as the number one priority,” ... Read More »

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Brooke Culley feels all students deserve a good future

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman on October 8th, 2021

Lethbridge Public School trustee candidate Brooke Culley, would like to reinvest in public education target creative advocacy, build equitable futures, and nurture an empathetic inclusive culture if elected. Culley, who ran successfully in 2010 and served on the board for three years, is looking to get back into it when voters go to the polls ... Read More »

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Henry Jacobs: Trustee hopeful Jacobs focused on curriculum and reconciliation

By Dale Woodard on October 7th, 2021

A better curriculum option both from the provincial rollout standpoint as well reconciliation strategy are key issues as Henry Jacobs throws his hat into the ring for public school trustee. The candidate, with a strong background in broadcasting, media and marketing and the father of two, has focused on both. “I do not support the ... Read More »

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Locke Spencer wants to get people engaged in education matters

By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman on October 6th, 2021

Public school trustee candidate Locke Spencer wants to bring his academic and administrative work to the school board. Spencer has been involved in parent council, division council, with the society of Nicholas Sheran School to help with fundraising and some of the parent-driven initiatives and is also a chair of the board that does the ... Read More »

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Dan Leis: Trustee candidate brings experience to the table

By Al Bieber on October 5th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE He spent more than 35 years teaching and now Dan Leis wants to give back to the community as a trustee for the Lethbridge School Division. A relative newcomer to Lethbridge, who along with his wife retired to the city three years ago, Leis knows he is lacking name recognition here. But the ... Read More »

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Tyler Demers: School board candidate says he wants to see students grow and succeed

By Lethbridge Herald on September 28th, 2021

With two terms already under his belt, Tyler Demers will let his name stand for nomination for public school trustee in the next civic election. He does so with the goal to foster a community perspective with the board and build a school division that reflects local priorities, values and expectations. “I want to ensure ... Read More »

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Dave Low: School board candidate values all perspectives

By Al Beeber on September 23rd, 2021

LETHBRIDGE Dave Low came close in his first two campaigns to win election as a trustee of the Lethbridge School Division and is hoping in October voters will give him a chance to represent them. Low, a 41-year-old painting company owner with two teenaged daughters in the public school system, feels voters need to ... Read More »

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Linda Ellefson: Educator looking to put experience into service as Catholic school board trustee

By Dale Woodard on September 22nd, 2021

Linda Ellefson brings an extensive background to the role of school trustee for the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division. Now, the teacher, administrator and consultant looks to continue that role as a trustee for Separate Ward 2. “It came with lots of thought, but I thought I still want to serve and I still want ... Read More »

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Christine Light: Lethbridge school division board chair looking for re-election

By Dale Woodard on September 15th, 2021

After four years as board chair for the Lethbridge School Division, Christine Light is seeking re-election. Thanks to that first term, the mother of two children in the public school system brings ample experience to the position, an experience she would love to continue. “Running in my first election trusteeship really came from my desire to ... Read More »

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