(Submitted) Garry Pendergast is running for trustee of the Revelstoke School District Board.

Election 2018: Garry Pendergast running for school board

Garry Pendergast is running to be a trustee of the Revelstoke School District board.

“My hope would be that some of my British experience of education, some of the ideas I might be able to give to the board, might be things that they can consider here,” Pendergast said.

Since moving to Revelstoke in 2005, Pendergast has volunteered with the Interior Forestry Museum, the B.C. Touring Council, the First Art Cooperative, the Revelstoke Affordable Housing Society as well as coaching soccer.

“I very much like to be involved,” Pendergast said.

Retiring this year from his 10 year long stint as the Arts Council coordinator, he finally has enough time to dedicate to being a school board trustee.

An instructor at Okanagan College, Pendergast started teaching in the UK in 1973 and worked as a head teacher (equivalent to a principal) from 1988-2004. Since moving to Canada he has continued work in education not only at the college but also as a substitute teacher.

“Virtually everything I have done has been in education,” Pendergast said.

Through his time teaching at the college he has become familiar with the schools in the district as the instructor of the Education Assistant course had him work with his students in the classroom.

“I did get to know how things work in schools as well and I know a lot of the teachers because of that,” Pendergast said.

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