October 25th, 2021

School Board Candidates

Keith McDonald: Catholic school board candidate strives to make decisions in best interest of students

By Dale Woodard on September 11th, 2021

As he seeks to return as a trustee for the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division, Keith McDonald will strive to ensure teachers and schools can deliver the highest standard of education and that all budget decisions are made in the best interest of children. “I will work to create a system where all the best ... Read More »

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Dave Gurr: School board candidate sees a need for strong leadership in face of controversial curriculum

By Al Beeber on September 8th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Dave Gurr sees problems coming with the proposed K-6 education curriculum and he wants to stand up for the students and teachers who will be affected by it. That’s one reason why Gurr is running to be a trustee on the board of the Lethbridge School Division. Gurr, a fourth generation butcher who ... Read More »

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Vic Mensch: School board candidate looks to create safe space for learning

By Dale Woodard on September 3rd, 2021

As he throws his hat into the ring for public school board trustee, creating a safe space for students and teachers alike and allowing learning to thrive are key for Vic Mensch. “I think students need to come first, students and staff,” said Mensch. “As a board, we will be responsible for staff and students ... Read More »

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Kristina Larkin: Community builder passionate about public education

By Dale Woodard on August 19th, 2021

Kristina Larkin’s time spent in the community in both her career and as a volunteer has fueled her dedication for education. She’s now taking that ample experience and throwing her hat in the ring for school trustee for the Lethbridge School Division. “I’m very passionate about public education and I’ve been spending my career and ... Read More »

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Bob Spitzig: Catholic school board chair hoping to serve another term

By Al Beeber on August 7th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Bob Spitzig is hoping voters will give him another chance to serve as trustee of the Holy Spirit Catholic School Division. Spitzig, the current board chair, is running for his fifth term on the board which serves students from Bow Island to Pincher Creek. He is one of nine trustees on the board. ... Read More »

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Jeff Hill: Candidate believes in an open school board

By Tim Kalinowski on August 6th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDtkalinowski@lethbridgeherald.com Jeff Hill believes in accountability and transparency, and that a school board’s mandate should be to be open to the input of parents. “It feels like a lot of the current board members are representatives of the division, and spokespeople for the division, as opposed to the community,” states Hill. “It is about ... Read More »

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Frances Cote: Trustee candidate brings experience in Catholic education to the table

By Dale Woodard on July 31st, 2021

Helping students transition back into a school environment following the pandemic and helping Catholic school students to understand their options are keys for Frances Cote as she runs for a school trustee spot. Cote recently threw her hat in the ring for the Ward 1 school trustee position with Holy Spirit Catholic School Division, bringing ... Read More »

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Craig Whitehead: Retired teacher looking for efficiency and accountability in bid for spot on school board

By Delon Shurtz on July 17th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDdshurtz@lethbridgeherald.com Craig Whitehead believes accountability, communication and transparency are cornerstones of the public school system. Now, the retired teacher is throwing his hat in the ring for trustee for the Lethbridge School Division. “One of the things I looked at is we have a good system in Lethbridge Public, but we could be a ... Read More »

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Carmen Mombourquette: Former principal looking to be a voice on Holy Spirit school board

By Al Beeber on July 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com He’s spent the majority of his educational career working within the Catholic school system and now Carmen Mombourquette is putting his experience to use in a different way by running for trustee of the Holy Spirit School Division. Mombourquette spent 12 years as principal of Catholic Central High School and next June will ... Read More »

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Bryan Kranzler: Holy Spirit school trustee looking to serve another term on board

By Al Beeber on July 7th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com He’s served three terms on the Holy Spirit School Division board and Bryan Kranzler is hoping he’ll be a member for a fourth. Kranzler has just launched his candidacy for the board in this fall’s upcoming election. Kranzler believes a new elementary school is desperately needed for the westside due to high capacity ... Read More »

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Allison Purcell: Public school trustee candidate says everyone has a stake in education

By Al Beeber on June 30th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDabeeber@lethbridgeherald.com Allison Purcell believes everybody should have a say in Alberta’s education system whether they have children in a school system or not. The mother of three has launched her campaign for election to the board of trustees of the Lethbridge School Division this fall. She is the first to publicly announce her candidacy. ... Read More »

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