Trustee Sally Kucher-Johnson has a first hand account of Education in Alberta through the eyes of her children who are still in school. She has been an active school volunteer at her children’s school in the classroom and outside the classroom, which includes being a member of Parent Council for 7 years, serving as Vice-Chair, chair of the Leader In Me committee and being a Council of School Councils representative.
Sally holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, with a specialization in Criminology and Psychology and has had a 10-year career in Corrections, Counseling, Crisis Intervention and working with special needs and youth at high risk. Over the course of the past 20 years, Sally has worked as Education Assistant in Parkland School Division and Edmonton Public Schools, taking 7 years off to raise her young children, do volunteer community service and run a playschool out of her home.
Sally’s community service includes work with the 7-Step Society as a group therapist. She’s been a Unit Aid for Social Services, a facilitator, book keeper, lobbyist , mom’s support group founder and coordinator for the Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth. She’s also done some probation work for the Solicitor General.
Since education is a shared responsibility, Sally believes it is important to build relationships with parents, school council, school staff and the broader community so that we all feel we are active participates in Alberta’s education of students.