My name is Charlene (Wiseman) Bearhead and I’ve just moved back to Drayton Valley, where I was born, raised and educated, after almost 40 years away. I started my career teaching in Entwistle and have spent the last 40 years fully dedicated to education as a teacher, principal, education director and education advocate.
I’ve had the privilege of serving in various schools and school divisions in multiple capacities as well as on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, National Inquiry in to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, National Film Board and more as education director, coordinator or advisor for various initiatives. I’m committed to sharing my experience, learning and opportunities with the children of Wild Rose School Division. Children and education have always been at the centre of my career and my life- including my 6 children and 8+ grandchildren.
I look forward to giving back in service to the children, families and communities here at home after a long absence in service to other communities across the country. I hope to contribute to the best education possible for the students attending Wild Rose schools and to support them in ways that contribute to their personal successes as they define that success.
My name is Daryl Scott, I had a 28 year career with the RCMP, then 10 years as a business owner and am now retired. Brazeau County has been my home for the last 25 years. I am married with adult children and 11 grandchildren. Working on and enjoying our acreage is one of my passions, keeping up with the Roughriders and the Oilers is another. I also have the privilege of working on many provincial school related committees and I bring a rural perspective to the conversation, as well as bringing that perspective back to the Wild Rose School board table.
My name is Mae Tryon and I am married to Gordon Tryon and together we own and operate Gordon & Mae's Auto-Body Shop. We have 4 grown children, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. I became a Trustee to give back to my community and to see the kids here in WRSD have the same access to a good education as anywhere else. My connection to Ward 2 is that I have lived here most of my life. I graduated from Breton High School and have 1 Grandson in Breton School now.
My name is Penni Lougheed and I am pleased to serve as Trustee for Ward 3. I am a longtime resident of Condor. I enjoy living and working on the family farm with my husband Daryl and my daughter Grace. I have been a part of the schools in this division for most of my life, as a student, Educational Assistant, Teacher and Administrator. I started as a student in grade 3 at Condor School and graduated from David Thompson High School. Most of my teaching experience has been with WRSD in grades K to 8. I have been a lifelong learner and received my Master's in Literacy. I was Vice Principal at Ecole Rocky Elementary and after teaching 32 years I retired in June of 2019. Recently I have enjoyed substitute teaching and being part of learning experiences. I am excited to be able to use my experiences and qualifications to continue to support education for kids in this capacity.
My name is Jackie Janes and I am the Trustee for Ward 4 of Wild Rose School Division. I was raised in the Ward 4 area, attended our local public schools and graduated in Rocky Mountain House. My education here led me to a lifelong interest in biological sciences, and I became a Medical laboratory Technologist in 1993. In recent years, I have had the honour of working with new immigrants, helping them transition in language, work and education. I am committed to all children's education, safety and accessibility in our schools so they can all achieve their lifelong goals.
My name is Heidi Hetherington and I am the Trustee for Ward 5 of WRSD. I have lived in the Rocky Mountain House community since 2000 and graduated from West Central High School in 2006.
Being a part of this community for the past 21 years motivated me to act as a representative of my community. I have served on the board of Trustees for Wild Rose School Division since 2015 and have become a strong voice for education. Being a trustee is an important role, and one that I find very rewarding. My children played a large role in why I decided to become involved with the Board. Being a trustee has given me invaluable insight into the education system. I plan on working with my fellow trustees to see Wild Rose School Division continue their work of creating powerful learning environments which allow our students to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances. As we like to say, Improving Life Chances for All Students.
I bring a unique perspective to the board, having graduated from a WRSD high school, as well as having two young children who attend schools within the division.
When I am not busy with school division business, I spend my time gardening, weightlifting, reading or working on my latest cross stitch or knitting project.