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CSBA Elects a new Vice President
Montreal, August 25, 2012 – The Canadian School Boards Association is pleased to announce the election of its new Vice President, Jacquie Hansen of the Alberta School Boards Association. The eight presidents of the provincial school boards associations participated in the special meeting for the CSBA Board of the Directors on August 20, following the resignation of Catherine Fife, former Vice President, who left the association to pursue a career in politics. Ms. Hansen was elected by acclamation to a one year term, beginning immediately and continuing until July 2012.
Jacquie is in her second term as President, having served three previous years as Vice President of the Alberta School Boards Association. The ASBA serves 62 school boards – public, separate and francophone representing 600,000 students. She is serving in her 12th year as a locally elected trustee for the Greater St. Albert Catholic School Board where she has served as chair and vice-chair. She is also an appointed board member of Alberta’s Children Services Ministry (Region 6) advocating on behalf of children and youth at risk. Jacquie earned a Physical Education degree from University of British Columbia with a minor in English and enjoys music, reading, theatre and the great outdoors. She and her husband, Dean and four young adult children live in St. Albert where she is actively involved in the community.
Jacquie joins President, Sandi Urban Hall of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association on the CSBA executive. CSBA plays an important role in advocating for the collective interests of its member provincial associations to other national organizations and the federal government on important educational issues. The president and newly elected vice president offer an expertise, commitment and determination that will serve the association well in its work in the year ahead.
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