My name is Russ Hickman and I have 30 years of successful teaching experience, the latter 16 with WRSD in Drayton Valley. I retired from the classroom on January 31, 2015. I have been an active part of WRSD Ward One's community life, sitting on local boards and behind the scenes in provincial and federal politics. Most recently, I was involved with the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) and have been on Timberline Local No. 9's local executive and several provincial ATA committees.
I have been a resident of Drayton Valley since 1988 and together my wife Erin and I built a home in Brazeau County in 1992. I have three grown daughters: Emily, Catherine and Leah. I enjoy working on my acreage, macro and landscape photography, reading and traveling.
I am pleased to have the opportunity to represent Ward 4 as a Public School Trustee.
I was born and raised in the Drayton Valley area and am a graduate of Frank Maddock High School. I met my husband Dwayne shortly after graduating and have been happily married for 38 years.
Recently retired from the Division after 19 years in various positions within the Education Centre, I am excited to enter this new role and capacity. My past experience working with other levels of government, including Town, County and the Provincial Government should assist me in this role. I have also completed courses toward my Local Government Certification through Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.
I am dedicated and driven to work towards ensuring that all children are provided with the opportunity to be the best they can be and that the necessary tools are provided for them to be successful in reaching their educational goals and future aspirations.
My name is Daryl Scott and I am retired from a 28 year career with the RCMP and I am currently self-employed. I am married with adult children and grandchildren and have made Drayton Valley my home for the last 20 years. Besides being a Wild Rose School Division Trustee, I also chair the local Victim Services Board. When I am not glued to a computer screen, I spend time working in the yard, watching the Roughriders and the Oilers and spending time doing one of my biggest enjoyments, decorating my acreage for each holiday.
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 and 11 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 2 Grandsons in Breton Schools now.
My name is Gary Thompson and I am the trustee for Ward 3, with the Wild Rose School Division. I was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008. Because I had been involved in the education system with this school division for 33 years. I felt it was important to continue contributing to the education of our students although in a different capacity. My family and I have lived in the Ward 4 area for 43 years and have felt a connection with more than two generations of their children.
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 17 years has motivated me to act as a representative of my community. During my time living here, I have developed many strong relationships and I am excited to be a strong voice for education. My children also play a large role in why I decided to become involved in Wild Rose School Division. I would like to see WRSD continue to work towards creating an environment in which students are able to reach their full potential, given the challenges we all face.
I bring a unique perspective to the board, having graduated from WRSD, as well as having children who will become students here within the next few years.