Kara’s Goals

During my time as Trustee, I celebrated the many achievements of our
District and some of the things that I would like to focus on in this
upcoming term are:

Children & Learning

  • Ensuring that we have small class sizes
  • An environment that supports each child’s opportunities for success to achieve full potential
  • A technologically rich 21st century learning environment
  • Recognizing the evolving complex classrooms of today with multi level learning students. Our teachers need tools and supports to better serve these children
  • Full-time “Learning Coaches” for all schools
  • Full day kindergarten for ELL and students with special needs
  • Increasing our completion rates and readiness for post-secondary education with emphasis on Indigenous students
  • Building and strengthening our second language programs
  • Our teachers need the opportunity to direct their professional development

School Development

  • Funding to support a new school in Edmonton South East
  • Advocating for funding to modernize existing schools

Budgeting & Administration

  • Overseeing the budget process to ensure that funds are distributed equitably and in a manner, that ensures
    transparency and fairness
  • Monitoring auditing processes to ensure continued fiscal accountability
  • Having open public meetings with strong leadership and a sound knowledge of governance is essential
  • Engaging community in understanding the importance of publicly funded Catholic Education
  • Overseeing the budget process to ensure that funds are distributed equitably and in a manner, that ensures transparency
  • Transparent auditing processes to ensure continued fiscal accountability
  • Being transparent with Board spending
  • Building and fostering an atmosphere of effective communication and a collegial atmosphere with all staff
  • Advocating for more funding and bringing forward creative solutions to enhance fundraising

My accomplishments