Why I am running for trustee

I am a father of five children who have entered the public school system, two in middle school, two in the elementary French Immersion program, and one in Kindergarten. My wife and I encourage our children to participate in extra curricular activities that interest them and are grateful for the activities which the school district has provided, and does provide, for children. As we transition into post-pandemic life (not yet, but hopefully soon), I would like to see more, and more diverse, activities available to students across the division. I want to become more involved in ensuring that all of the children in school division 51 can get the best possible education available, both in and outside of the classroom. Over the past year and half we have seen our children transition and adapt as circumstances changed. We now need to prepare to catch up on some lost time and integrate the lessons learned as we move forward.

Through my involvement at the University of Lethbridge both as a student and as a faculty member I have had opportunities to be involved in policy governance. As a student I served on the graduate students' association, including as a member of the university senate. In 2016 I had the opportunity of serving on a panel to develop a research and innovation framework for the province. For the past several years I have served a role on the Joint Committee on Space Astronomy (JCSA), an advisory committee with representation from both the Canadian Astronomy Society and the Canadian Space Agency advising the government on space astronomy policy. I am President of the board that organizes the annual regional science fair and science olympics. I chair the `Friends of Nicholas Sheran School' Society and am an active participant on the Nicholas Sheran Parent Council. I also serve on a variety of University committees.