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Stuart J. Morris - Ward 3 - (Election)

Ward Three - Caroline Population East of the Clearwater River, David Thompson, Leslieville & Condor

Serving the schools of:

  • Caroline (K-12) - East of the Clearwater River
  • Condor (K-7)
  • David Thompson (8-12)
  • Leslieville (K-7)

Hello fellow citizens of Wild Rose School Division N0.66. 

My name is Stuart Morris and I am running to become a member of the Board of Trustees for Ward 3 which includes representation of citizens of Caroline, Leslieville, Condor and the rural areas of the Ward 3 district.

I have been a life-long educator as a high school teacher for nearly 30 years specializing in Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses at Lacombe Composite High School in Lacombe. My teaching specialty was Fabrication Studies (welding) and other courses in CTS as well as academic courses such as Math.

I was also the Department Head for CTS for many years.  I have  a Bachelor of Education degree, a Master of Education degree and a Graduate Diploma which specialized in educational finance and technology.

I believe in life-long learning for all students and that those involved in the education in the Wild Rose School Division should realize success in their individual educational endeavors.  The specific focus for such success is primarily with each individual student but success must be realized for others including teachers who accomplish meaningful teaching and learning situations.  School administrators who lead and monitor teachers in their interactions with students must experience success.  Parents who watch their children learn and grow are  immersed in the success of their educational endeavors.

 A basic concept of the teaching profession expressed in the Latin phrase, “In loco parentis” meaning “being responsible for children or in place of the parent.”  There is no more meaningful purpose for the teacher in the education of children then to care for the safety, growth and success of each individual student in their charge just as each parent cares for each of their children.

This basic premise of teaching has guided me in my career in education.  I hope I will be able to share some anecdotes of my successes with the education of students in my care acting in place of the parent.

As a Trustee I will be part of a team that realizes success in providing the leadership necessary to provide for meaningful teaching and learning environments respective of the hope and aspirations of each individual student.

As a Trustee I will participate with my colleagues in assisting the Board in carrying out its mandate to realize success respective of the WRSD mission and goals.  My guiding principles will be those including the mission, vision, values and beliefs found in the Foundation Statements of the Wild Rose School Division Board of Education policies.

Some things about me…  I have three children from my first marriage who are adults now and contributing citizens.  I live on a small acreage near Caroline for the past two years with my favorite lady Valerie, two rescue cats and a King Charles Spaniel .  I enjoy metal fabricating, fixing things, motorcycling, playing guitar and playing nickel poker with my retired colleagues from Lacombe Composite High School.

I hope I have the opportunity of meeting as many citizens as possible in the WRSD area prior to the election. 

I also hope that you consider voting for Stuart Morris for Trustee in Ward 3.

Gary Thompson - Ward Three - (Election)

Ward Three - Caroline Population East of the Clearwater River, David Thompson, Leslieville & Condor

Serving the schools of:

  • Caroline (K-12) - East of the Clearwater River

  • Condor (K-7)

  • David Thompson (8-12)

  • Leslieville (K-7)

I have been a resident of Ward 3 since beginning my teaching career in 1972. I am married to my wife, Norma, and we have two grown sons and four grandchildren. Both boys were educated in schools within WRSD which gave them the tools to pursue successful careers. Throughout these years, our family has been fortunate to be part of a community where the people‘s concern for the well-being of all is so evident.

When I retired, I still felt the need to be involved in the education field although from a very different perspective. It was not long before I realized that there were many aspects of educational policy and its implementation that I was not aware of as a teacher. The learning curve was steep, but I feel that in spite of continual changes in education, I am now in a position to understand the  consequences of both maintaining the status quo and accepting the metamorphosis that education is presently undergoing. There are two issues which I feel are of particular importance that require continuous advocacy - ensuring adequate funding for public schools and a quality education for rural students. Evidence indicates that both of these are being eroded and because of this I am seeking re-election as trustee for Ward 3.

Board of Trustees 2013-2017

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Russ Hickman (Acclaimed) - Ward One

Ward One - Drayton Valley & Rural Population West of the North Saskatchewan River in Brazeau County

Phone: 780-542-7946       Email: russ.hickman@wrsd.ca

Serving the schools of: 

  • Aurora (K-6)

  • Drayton Christian (K-9)

  • Eldorado (K-6)

  • Evergreen (K-6)

  • Frank Maddock (10-12)

  • H.W. Pickup Jr. High (7-9)

Daryl Scott (Acclaimed) - Ward One

Ward One - Drayton Valley & Rural Population West of the North Saskatchewan River in Brazeau County

Phone: 780-542-1945        Email: daryl.scott@wrsd.ca

Serving the schools of: 

  • Aurora (K-6)

  • Drayton Christian (K-9)

  • Eldorado (K-6)

  • Evergreen (K-6)

  • Frank Maddock (10-12)

  • H.W. Pickup Jr. High (7-9)

Mae Tryon (Acclaimed) - Ward Two

Ward Two - East of the North Saskatchewan River in Brazeau County

Phone: 780-542-6885        Email: mae.tryon@wrsd.ca

Serving the schools of:

  • Breton Elementary (K-6)

  • Breton High (7-12)

Mae Tryon has been the Ward 2 Trustee for Wild Rose School Division for the past 4 years.  Mae has returned to her role by acclamation, but still eager to give back to her community by representing the public education sector.  The highlights of Mae's past 4 years have been working with educational policies, the WRSD Board of Trustees, and government institutions, namely the education department.  As a community leader, knowing and understanding the ever-changing education system is a priority, while taking the local voice to the board table.


Mae grew up in the Berrymoor/Lindale area and graduated from Breton High School.  After working away, Mae returned to the area, married Gordon Tryon and raised their family in the Drayton Valley/Berrymoor/Lindale area.  Mae and her husband raised 4 children and when they grew up Mae became a School Trustee for Twin Rivers School Division.  Once one term as a Trustee was completed, Mae began to work as a Custodian at Aurora School in Drayton Valley.  This gave Mae a firsthand look at how students and staff collaborated while learning together.  Mae completed 17 years of service for Wild Rose School Division as a Caretaker, and then decided on retirement until becoming an elected School Trustee in October of 2013.  


Mae is looking forward to the next 4 years, with a renewed confidence working with Students, Staff, Division Office, and the Board of Trustees.

Julie Andrew (Acclaimed) - Ward Four

Ward Four - Rocky Mountain House, Nordegg and Rural Population, West of the Clearwater River in Clearwater County

Serving the schools of:

  • Caroline (K-12) - West of the Clearwater River

  • Rocky Elementary (K-5 & K-5 FI)

  • Rocky Christian (K-9)

  • Lochearn (K-5)

  • Pioneer (6-8)

  • West Central (9-12)

 

Heidi Hetherington - Ward Five

Ward Five - Town of Rocky Mountain House

Serving the schools of:

  • Rocky Elementary (K-5) (K-5 - FI)

  • Rocky Christian (K-9)

  • Lochearn (K-5)

  • Pioneer (6-8)

  • West Central (9-12)

Committee Appointments

Wild Rose School Division Committee Members 2016/2017

 

Committee

2015-2016 Appointments

2016-2017

 Alternate

ASBA Zone 4

(one trustee, one alternate) - Policy 9

Daryl Scott

Heather Molchanko

Mae Tryon

Mae Tryon

Heather Molchanko

ATA Negotiating Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Heather Molchanko

Heidi Hetherington

Heather Molchanko

Heidi Hetherington

N/A

Audit Committee


Finance Committee

Daryl Scott

Russ Hickman

Mae Tryon

 

Daryl Scott

Mae Tryon

Russ Hickman

N/A

CAAMSE Employer-Employee Liaison Committee

(2 member required) - Policy 8

Gary Thompson

Daryl Scott

Heidi Hetherington

Gary Thompson

Daryl Scott

N/A

CAAMSE Negotiating Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Heather Molchanko

Daryl Scott

Heather Molchanko

Daryl Scott

N/A

First Nations Métis Inuit Liaison

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Heather Molchanko

Heidi Hetherington

Heather Molchanko

Mae Tryon

N/A

Grievance Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Gary Thompson

Daryl Scott

Daryl Scott

Heidi Hetherington

N/A

IUOE – Employer/Employee Liaison Committee

(2  member required) - Policy 8

Mae Tryon

Gary Thompson

Mae Tryon

Gary Thompson

N/A

IUOE Negotiating Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Mae Tryon

Daryl Scott

Mae Tryon

Daryl Scott

N/A

Policy Committee

Gary Thompson

Russ Hickman

Heather Molchanko

Heidi Hetherington

N/A

PSBAA (1 trustee, one alternate) - Policy 9

Gary Thompson

Mae Tryon

Daryl Scott

Gary Thompson

Teacher Board Advisory Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Daryl Scott

Heidi Hetherington

Heidi Hetherington

Mae Tryon

Transportation Liaison Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Gary Thompson

Heidi Hetherington

Gary Thompson

Heidi Hetherington

N/A

Ad hoc Committees:

Caroline Enhancement (Heather Molchanko)

Employee Wellness (Heidi Hetherington & Heather Molchanko)

Healthy Drayton Valley Community Coalition (Daryl Scott & Mae Tryon)

West Country PLAY Group (Heidi Hetherington)

Dr. Unger Resiliency Project (Russ Hickman)