Janet Lemieux is running to be a board trustee for the Revelstoke School District.
“I want to be a school trustee because I feel very strongly about the importance of public service and the critical role SD19 plays in developing the social, academic, emotional and physical well being of our children and youth,” Lemieux said in an email. “We want our education systems to be of the highest quality, cost effective, accessible, equitable, and inclusive so that everyone involved, from the students to the teachers, support staff and administrators can function to their fullest potential.”
Lemiuex feels that her training and experience in education both locally and provincially has provided her with the knowledge, skills and vision to be a valuable member of the board and a good representative of the community.
She holds a Masters Degree in Education and worked at Okanagan College for many years as well as creating English Second Language and Adult Literacy programs in Revelstoke and working as an instruction designer at Thompson Rivers University, Royal Roads University and the African Virtual Institute.
“This work gave me years of experience in curriculum development, new technologies, project management, and teamwork,” Lemieux said. “I feel this experience will be an asset to the Board and to the various curriculum, communication, technology, aboriginal education and literacy sub-committees to which trustees are assigned.”
Lemieux was the program administrator for Okanagan College Revelstoke and the Regional Trades Department. As well as education governance experience Lemieux has volunteered in the community.
“I have also served on the boards of Community Connections and the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club,” Lemieux said. “More recently, I have facilitated the strategic planning process for the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre and the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative.”
Lemieux has lived in Revelstoke for 23 years and had two sons go through the education system.
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