Patricia Beazer, B.Ed

Board Chair

Education

  • Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta

Experience

  • School Council Chair, Cardston Elementary School, 4 years
  • School Council Member, Cardston Elementary School, 8 years
  • School Council Member, Glenbow Elementary School, 2 years
  • Finisher, Florida Ironman, 2012
  • Founder and Organizer of the Cardston Kids Marathon, 2009-Present
  • Cross Country Coach, Cardston High School, 2010-Present
  • Ultra Kids Coach and Core Strength Coach, Cardston Lifestyles Program, 2011

Current Assignments

  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Technology Committee
  • C2 Committee
  • Board Representative to the Cardston Junior High School School Council

Electoral Ward

Ward 2: Cardston and area

Served

2013 - Present

Contact

board@westwind.ab.ca

Family

Spouse: Duane Beazer

Children: Emma, Jack, Clara, Mary, and Kate.

 

Anna-Joyce Frank, B.A, B.SW

Board Trustee

Education

  • Master of Social Work, University of Calgary, (Ongoing)
  • Bachelors of Social Work (BSW), University of Calgary (2004)
  • Bachelors of Counselling Psychology, University of Great Falls (1998)
  • Diploma, Business Program, Lethbridge Community College (1992)

Experience

  • Consultant
  • Former case manager for Children's Services
  • Former member of the Blood Tribe Land Dispute Resolution Panel
  • Former case manager for Children's Services
  • Former member of the Blood Tribe Land Dispute Resolution Panel

Current Assignments

  • Technology Committee
  • Student Advisory Council
  • Engagement and Communications Committee
  • Board Representative to Spring Glen Elementary School School Council

Electoral Ward

Blood Reserve

Served

1999-Present

Contact

board@westwind.ab.ca

Family

Spouse: Randy Frank

Children: Kristian and Karmen

Ron Fromm, B.Sc, M.A

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Board Vice Chair

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Athabasca University
  • Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology

Experience

  • Registered Provisional Psychologist
  • Executive Director of Southern Alcare Manor, Addictions Recovery Facility
  • Member of the Lethbridge Shelter Resource Committee
  • Member of the Community Substance Abuse Response Team
  • Member of the Alberta Addictions Services Providers
  • Member of Volunteer Lethbridge, Volunteer Alberta, and Volunteer Canada
  • Former President of Zone 6 of the Alberta School Board Association

Current Assignments

  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Management Committee
  • C2 Committee
  • Ex-officio member of all committees
  • Board Representative to Raymond Elementary School School Council

Electoral Ward

Ward 5, Raymond and Area

Served

1992-Present

Contact

board@westwind.ab.ca

Family

Spouse: Barbara Bridge

Children: Molly, Joel, Brigham, Julia, Meg, and Aaron

Stephen Heggie

Board Trustee

Education

  • Two-year program in business, accounting, and computers, Lethbridge Community College

Experience

  • Management at Tru Hardware Raymond
  • Volunteer Firefighter for the Town of Raymond, 24 years
  • Member of the Raymond Heritage Days Committee, 12 years
  • Coach for High School volleyball, minor hockey, and baseball
  • Organizer of a local youth basketball league.

Current Assignments

  • Policy Committee
  • Technology Committee
  • Management Committee
  • Board Representative to Raymond High School School Council

Electoral Ward

Ward 5, Raymond and Area

Served

2001-Present

Contact

board@westwind.ab.ca

Family

Spouse: Dixie Brown

Children: Derick,  Jennie, Landon, and Tina

Lance Miller

Board Trustee

Education

  • Studied at Brigham Young University and Athabasca University

Experience

  • Chief Executive Officer of SurexDirect.com, 
  • Owner of Surex Insurance Brokers
  • Chief Officer, Martec Group
  • Board Director for the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP), 2008-2010
  • Member and Chair of the Labor Relations Committee in Zone 6 of the Alberta School Board Association (ASBA)
  • Member and Director of the Southern Alberta Society for the Handicapped, 1995-2009

Current Assignments

  • Management Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • C2 Committee
  • Board Representative to the Magrath Elementary School School Council

Electoral Ward

Ward 4, Town of Magrath

Served

2002-Present

Contact

board@westwind.ab.ca

Family

Spouse: Juli

Children: Makenzie, Jaymi, Keaton, Drayton, Quinton, and Bryton

Denise Norton, B.SW

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Board Trustee

Education

  • Early Childhood Diploma, Birmingham Board of Education, 1970
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Wulfrun College of Further Education/Staffordshire Board of Education, 1975
  • Associate Degree, Public Relations and Journalism, Mount Royal University, 1990

Experience

  • Program Coordinator, Laughing, Loving and Learning 'thru the first 2000 days, Cardston, AB, 2013-present
  • Western Canada Area Manager for the Welfare Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge, AB, 1988-2013

Current Assignments

  • Engagement and Communications Committee
  • Student Advisory Council
  • Policy Committee
  • Board Representative to Cardston Elementary School and Westwind Alternate School School Councils

Electoral Ward

Ward 2, Cardston and Area

Served

2013-Present

Contact

board@westwind.ab.ca

Family

Spouse: John

Children:

  • Kerry,
  • Kimberley,
  • Matthew

Barb Salmon

Board Trustee

Education

  • Business Diploma with a major in Accounting, Lethbridge College

Experience

  • Accounts Receivable and Payable for the Town of Cardston
  • Secretary for the Development Appeals Board for the Town of Cardston
  • Front Desk and Interpreter Duties at the Remington Carriage Museum
  • Cardston Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Board Member
  • School Council Chair, Mountain View School

Current Assignments

  • Engagement and Communications Committee
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Policy Committee
  • Board Representative to Mountain View Schoo, Spring Glen Elementary and Junior High Schools School Councils

Electoral Ward

Ward 1, Leavitt, Beazer, Mountain View, Hill Spring, Glenwood, and Area

Served

2013-Present

Contact

board@westwind.ab.ca

Family

Spouse: Jesse Salmon

Children:

  • Ryan,
  • Sara,
  • Annie, 
  • Maggie

Peter Scott

Board Trustee

Education

  • Attended Brigham Young University and the University of Lethbridge,

Experience

  • President of ASBA Zone 6
  • President of the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association,
  • Member of the Magrath Chamber of Commerce,
  • Member of the Welling Recreation Board

Current Assignments

  • Policy Committee
  • Technology Committee
  • ASBA Zone 6 Vice Chair and Board Representative
  • Board Representative to Magrath High School and Raymond Junior High School Councils

Electoral Ward

Ward 3, Welling Area and South, excluding the Town of Magrath

Served

2001-Present

Contact

board@westwind.ab.ca

Family

Spouse: Beverly

Children: Jennifer, Wesley, Mandy, Emily, Tiffany, Mallory, and Steven

Tracy Selk

 

Board Trustee

Education

  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene, University of Manitoba

Experience

  • Stirling School Council Chair, 2 years
  • Stirling School Council Member, 3 years
  • Lethbridge Minor Basketball Association Board Member, 3 years
  • Stirling Library Board Treasurer

Current Assignments

  • Engagement and Communications Committee
  • Management Committee
  • Student Advisory Council
  • Board Representative to the Stirling School and Westwind Alternate School (Raymond) School Councils

Electoral Ward

Ward 6, Town of Stirling and Area

Served

2013-Present

Contact

board@westwind.ab.ca

Family

Spouse: Mike Selk

Children: Haydn, Kyle, Joel, Mallory, Will,  Jake, Harlow, and Layton

Ken Sommerfelt, B.Ed, M.Ed

Superintendent of Schools

2010-Present

Qualifications

  • Master of Education (Counseling Psychology), University of Lethbridge, 1994
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Lethbridge, 1982

Experience

  • Superintendent, Westwind School Division, 2010-Present
  • Assistant Superintendent, Westwind School Division, 2006-2010
  • Principal, Cardston Junior High School, 2000-2006
  • Vice Principal, Cardston Junior High School, 1995-2000
  • Teacher and Counsellor, Cardston High School, 1984-1995
  • Teacher, Raymond Junior High, Raymond, 1982-1984

Contact

ken.sommerfeldt@westwind.ab.ca

John Waterhouse, B.Ed, M.Ed

Deputy Superintendent

2010 - Present

Qualifications

  • Master of Education, Majoring in Educational Administration, University of Alberta, 1991
  • Bachelor of Education, Majoring in Secondary Education, University of Alberta, 1985
  • Bachelor of Physical Education, majoring in Administration and Coaching, University of Alberta, 1983

Experience

  • President, College of Alberta School Superintendents, 2016
  • Table Member, College of Alberta School Superintendents, 2013-2016
  • Principal, Montrose Junior High School, 2007-2010
  • Principal, Avondale Elementary School, 1997-2007
  • Vice Principal, Montrose Junior High School, 1993-1994
  • Educational Consultant/Executive Assistant/Round Table Facilitator, Duke and Associates, 1993-1994
  • Vice Principal, Crystal Park School, 1992-1993
  • Vice Principal, Alexander Forbes School, 1990-1992
  • Physical Education, Health, and Outdoor Education Department Head, Montrose Junior High School, 1987-1990
  • Teacher, Montrose Junior High School, 1985-1987
  • Chair, ATA Provincial Executive Council NSC, ATA Resolutions Committee, Committee on Accountability in Education, Sub-Committee on Administrator Issues and Concerns, Finance Committee, 
  • Vice President of the Alberta Teachers' Association
  • Board of Directors, Canadian Teachers' Federation

Publications

  • Teacher Efficacy: Capacity Over Context, The CASS Connection, Fall 2014
  • Professional Learning Communities: One School On Its Way, ATA Magazine, 2003
  • Ethics in Educational Administration, Leadership Times, Council on School Administration, 1998
  • One, Two, Three Strikes You're Out, ATA Magazine, 1999

Contact

john.waterhouse@westwind.ab.ca

Rick Gilson, B.Ed, M.Ed, Ed.D

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Assistant Superintendent

2010 - Present

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Education (Dissertation Topic: How High School Students Understand and Apply Leadership Attributes), University of Phoenix, 2017
  • Master of Education, majoring in Education Administration and Leadership, University of Alberta, 1997
  • Bachelor of Education, majoring in Secondary Education, University of Alberta, 1985

Experience

  • District Principal, Grand Prairie Public School District, 2012-2013
  • Principal, Grand Prairies Composite High School, 2004-2012
  • Vice Principal, Grande Prairie Composite High School, 1997-2004
  • Teacher, Grande Prairie Composite High School, 1989-1997
  • Teacher, Montrose Junior High School, 1985-1989
  • ASAA Football Commissioner 2012-2016
  • Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Training, Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment

Recognitions and Honours

  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Recipient, 2013
  • Coach of the Year, Alberta Sport Development Council, 2012
  • Coach of the Year, NFL Canada, 2011
  • Provincial Excellence in Teaching Award, 2011
  • Coach of the Year, Alberta Sport, Recreation, and Wildlife, 2003
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 1989

Contact

rick.gilson@westwind.ab.ca

Nolen Olsen, B.Ed, M.Ed, Ed.D

Assistant Superintendent

2010 - Present

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Education, University of Montana - Missoula, 2008
  • Master of Education, University of Lethbridge, 2004
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Lethbridge, 1978

Experience

  • CASS 6 Zone Executive Member and President
  • Principal, Cardston Junior High School
  • Principal, Westwind Alternate School
  • Teacher, Cardston High School
  • Teacher, Mountain View School
  • Teacher, Matthew Halton Community School
  • Teacher, Forest Lawn High School
  • Teacher, Bowness High School

Contact

nolen.olsen@westwind.ab.ca

Dexter Durfey, B.Sc, M.BA, CSBO

Associate Superintendent, Business Services

  • 2003 - Present

Qualifications

  • Certified School Business Official, Association of School Business Officials of Alberta (ASBOA), 2010
  • Masters of Business Administration, Majoring in Organizational Leadership, Royal Roads University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, majoring in Accounting, Southern Utah University, 1989

Experience

  • Associate Superintendent: Business Services, Westwind School Division, 2003-Present
  • President, ASBOA, 2013-2014
  • Vice President, ASBOA, 2012-2013
  • Assistant Secretary Treasurer, Westwind School Division, 1995-2003
  • Municipal Accountant, Cardston County, 1991-1995
  • Accountant, Equitable Life Assurance Society, New York City, 1990-1991

Contact

dexter.durfey@westwind.ab.ca

Duane Beazer

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Education

  • Powerschool University, Powerschool, 2016
  • Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.7, Apple, 2012
  • Apple Certified Support Professional 10.7, Apple, 2012

Experience

  • Powerschool Administrator, Westwind School Division, 2015-Present
  • Event Coordinator, Cardston Kids Marathon, 2009-Present
  • Network Administrator, Westwind School Division, 2004-2015
  • Systems Support Analyst II, Calgary Herald, 2000-2004
  • Manager of Prepress Technology, Westmount Press Limited, 1996-1999
  • Marketing Coordinator, Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association, 1992-1996

Contact

duane.beazer@westwind.ab.ca

Pam Boyson

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

2003 - Present

Qualifications

  • Teacher Assistant Certification Program, University of Calgary, 2002
  • Canadian Institute of Bankers Certification Course, University of Lethbridge, 1998
  • Canadian Institute of Bankers Certification Course, Lethbridge College, 1993

Experience

  • Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, Westwind School Division, 2003-Present
  • Teacher Assistant, Cardston Elementary School, 1998-2003
  • Front Line Sales/Service; Investment Sales/Advisor; Customer Service Coordinator, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Cardston, 1980-2003

Contact

Corey McCarthy

Transportation Supervisor

Education

Experience

  • Transportation Supervisor, Westwind School Division, 2017-Present
  • Network Administrator, Westwind School Division, 2014-2016
  • Owner Operator, CFSO-TV Channel 32, 2008-Present
  • Technical Coordinator of Technical Operations, Calgary Herald and National Post, 2003-2007
  • Systems Administrator, Calgary Herald, 1999-2003
  • Technical Manager, Videotron Cable Television Station, 1992-1997
  • Prepress and Systems Specialist, Temple City Star, 1996-1997
  • Production Supervisor, Temple City Star, 1994-1996
  • System Consultant, Self-Employed, 1990-1994
  • System Technician, Self Employed, 1986-1988

Contact

corey.mccarthy@westwind.ab.ca

Earl Cowan

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Mechanic

2015-Present

Education

  • Emergency Medical Responder Program, Lethbridge College, 2014
  • Automotive Mechanics Degree, Lethbridge College, 1989

Experience

  • Emergency Medical Responder, Alberta EMS Fire Rescue, 2013-Present
  • Volunteer Firefighter, Cardston County Emergency Services Authority, 2012-Present
  • Journeyman Automotive Mechanic, CSL Ford, 1994-2015
  • Journeyman Automotive Mechanic, Johannson Ford, Taber, AB, 1989-1994