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Message from the Board of Education

Chinook’s Edge values guide our efforts at every school

A Message from the Board of Education

It is highly gratifying in our role of Trustee to have many opportunities to visit our schools and see that our division’s values are at the core of every interaction with students. In Chinook’s Edge, we worked together to build our mission and vision statements on core values that inform our work on behalf of the students we serve. They guide our relationships at every level of our school division, and impact the potential of each student as an individual.

Our Mission and Vision statements are present in every classroom in our division, as a reminder to our students of the steadfast values that guide all of our efforts in Chinook’s Edge. Our teachers and school staff recognize the uniqueness of every child in our care and encourage each one to achieve success. As Trustees, we are extremely proud of these efforts and priorities in our Chinook’s Edge learning community.

Colleen Butler, Chair

Chinook’s Edge Board of Education


Vice Chair, Ron Fisher (Sundre)

Jackie Swainson (Sylvan Lake)

Sherry Cooper (Penhold/Poplar Ridge)

Holly Bilton (Innisfail)

Connie Huelsman (Bowden/Spruce View)

Trudy James (Olds/Reed Ranch)

Gord Kerr (Didsbury)

Sheldon Ball (Carstair/Cremona)


Parents Matter! Your Trustee is always available and happy to hear from you. Visit the Board section of our website at for their individual contact information. Superintendent Kurt Sacher can be contacted directly from the Board section, as well.


Chinook’s Edge School Division will engage every student in meaningful learning by challenging, encouraging and believing in them.


Chinook’s Edge School Division will be universally recognized as a collaborative learning community where learning is personalized for all students to achieve success as compassionate and innovative global citizens.