Parkland School Division (PSD) is pleased to announce that local parents Rhonda Schumm and Don Boomer have been named recipients of the Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) 2012 Parent of Distinction Award. Both Schumm and Boomer were presented their awards last night, at the regular meeting of the PSD Board of Trustees.
“It’s an incredible honour for PSD to have both Rhonda and Don named as recipients of this prestigious award,” said PSD Superintendent, Tim Monds. “Ensuring that parents are engaged in their children’s education is a significant priority in Parkland School Division, and we’re very pleased that these significant parental contributions are being recognized on the provincial stage.”
The ASCA’s Parent of Distinction Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates ability to promote parental involvement in the public education system. Truly exceptional in their dedication and initiative, this individual is a dynamic leader who creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for all partners in education.
Rhonda Schumm was nominated for the Parent of Distinction Award by École Broxton Park School (EBPS) in Spruce Grove. Over the past three years, Mrs. Schumm has worked to unite the EBPS Council which began as three separate councils. Rhonda has proven herself to be a parent leader at the school, division and provincial level and through her efforts EBPS has a vibrant and active school council. Mrs. Schumm has also taken a leadership role at the school division as the chairperson for the Council of School Councils (COSC) that meets regularly to coordinate parent input into educational matters at the division level.
Don Boomer was nominated for the Parent of Distinction Award by Spruce Grove Composite High School. Mr. Boomer has a passion for education and has been an active parent in the Alberta school system for the past 15 years. His demonstrated leadership and team skills have made him an invaluable contributor and supporter of the public education system. Through his many roles as parent volunteer, an executive member on school councils, and a post-secondary liaison, he has made an identifiable impact on public education and has successfully promoted parental involvement within his school community.
For more information contact:
Director of Communications, Parkland School Division