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Board of Trustees 2013-2017

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Russ Hickman (Chair) - Ward One

Ward One - Drayton Valley & Rural Population West of the North Saskatchewan River in Brazeau County

Phone: 780-542-7946       Email: russ.hickman@wrsd.ca

Serving the schools of: 

  • Aurora (K-6)

  • Drayton Christian (K-9)

  • Eldorado (K-6)

  • Evergreen (K-6)

  • Frank Maddock (10-12)

  • H.W. Pickup Jr. High (7-9)

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 travelling.  

Heather Molchanko (Vice Chair) - Ward Four

Ward Four - Rocky Mountain House, Nordegg and Rural Population, West of the Clearwater River in Clearwater County

Phone: 403-846-0448        Email: heather.molchanko@wrsd.ca

Serving the schools of:

  • Caroline (K-12) - West of the Clearwater River

  • Rocky Elementary (K-5 & K-5 FI)

  • Rocky Christian (K-9)

  • Lochearn (K-5)

  • Pioneer (6-8)

  • West Central (9-12)

My name is Heather Molchanko and I am a retired high school teacher and owner of Art Scene in Rocky Mountain House. I quit teaching to try opening the store but I still wanted to be involved in education so I choose to volunteer my time as a WRSD Trustee. I live on a small cattle farm west of Rocky Mountain House. I moved there three years ago to be with my sweetheart.

Daryl Scott - Ward One

Ward One - Drayton Valley & Rural Population West of the North Saskatchewan River in Brazeau County

Phone: 780-542-1945        Email: daryl.scott@wrsd.ca

Serving the schools of: 

  • Aurora (K-6)

  • Drayton Christian (K-9)

  • Eldorado (K-6)

  • Evergreen (K-6)

  • Frank Maddock (10-12)

  • H.W. Pickup Jr. High (7-9)

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.

Mae Tryon - Ward Two

Ward Two - East of the North Saskatchewan River in Brazeau County

Phone: 780-542-6885        Email: mae.tryon@wrsd.ca

Serving the schools of:

  • Breton Elementary (K-6)

  • Breton High (7-12)

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.

Gary Thompson - Ward Three

Ward Three - Caroline Population East of the Clearwater River, David Thompson, Leslieville & Condor

Phone: 403-729-2241        Email: gary.thompson@wrsd.ca

Serving the schools of:

  • Caroline (K-12) - East of the Clearwater River

  • Condor (K-7)

  • David Thompson (8-12)

  • Leslieville (K-7)

My name is Gary Thompson and I am the trustee for Ward 4, 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.

Heidi Hetherington - Ward Five

Ward Five - Town of Rocky Mountain House

Phone: 403-845-9960         Email: heidi.hetherington@wrsd.ca

Serving the schools of:

  • Rocky Elementary (K-5) (K-5 - FI)

  • Rocky Christian (K-9)

  • Lochearn (K-5)

  • Pioneer (6-8)

  • West Central (9-12)

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 15 years has motivated me to act as a representative. During my time living here I have developed strong relationships within the community and I am excited to be a strong voice for education. My son also plays a large role in why I decided to become involved in Wild Rose School Division. I would like to see WRSD leverage the work done by Inspiring Education to a create an environment in which students are able to reach their full potential, given the challenges we face. I bring a unique perspective to the board, having graduated from WRSD, as well as having a child who will become a student here within the next few years.

Committee Appointments

Wild Rose School Division Committee Members 2016/2017

 

Committee

2015-2016 Appointments

2016-2017

 Alternate

ASBA Zone 4

(one trustee, one alternate) - Policy 9

Daryl Scott

Heather Molchanko

Mae Tryon

Mae Tryon

Heather Molchanko

ATA Negotiating Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Heather Molchanko

Heidi Hetherington

Heather Molchanko

Heidi Hetherington

N/A

Audit Committee


Finance Committee

Daryl Scott

Russ Hickman

Mae Tryon

 

Daryl Scott

Mae Tryon

Russ Hickman

N/A

CAAMSE Employer-Employee Liaison Committee

(2 member required) - Policy 8

Gary Thompson

Daryl Scott

Heidi Hetherington

Gary Thompson

Daryl Scott

N/A

CAAMSE Negotiating Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Heather Molchanko

Daryl Scott

Heather Molchanko

Daryl Scott

N/A

First Nations Métis Inuit Liaison

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Heather Molchanko

Heidi Hetherington

Heather Molchanko

Mae Tryon

N/A

Grievance Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Gary Thompson

Daryl Scott

Daryl Scott

Heidi Hetherington

N/A

IUOE – Employer/Employee Liaison Committee

(2  member required) - Policy 8

Mae Tryon

Gary Thompson

Mae Tryon

Gary Thompson

N/A

IUOE Negotiating Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Mae Tryon

Daryl Scott

Mae Tryon

Daryl Scott

N/A

Policy Committee

Gary Thompson

Russ Hickman

Heather Molchanko

Heidi Hetherington

N/A

PSBAA (1 trustee, one alternate) - Policy 9

Gary Thompson

Mae Tryon

Daryl Scott

Gary Thompson

Teacher Board Advisory Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Daryl Scott

Heidi Hetherington

Heidi Hetherington

Mae Tryon

Transportation Liaison Committee

(2 members required) - Policy 8

Gary Thompson

Heidi Hetherington

Gary Thompson

Heidi Hetherington

N/A

Ad hoc Committees:

Caroline Enhancement (Heather Molchanko)

Employee Wellness (Heidi Hetherington & Heather Molchanko)

Healthy Drayton Valley Community Coalition (Daryl Scott & Mae Tryon)

West Country PLAY Group (Heidi Hetherington)

Dr. Unger Resiliency Project (Russ Hickman)