Good sense - Former Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools board chair and Division 3 trustee Deanna Specht.

Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools board chair resigns

Wetaskiwin Regional Public School trustee Deanna Specht has resigned from her duties of board chair and Division 3 due to a personal matter.

Wetaskiwin Regional Public School trustee Deanna Specht has resigned from her duties of board chair and Division 3 due to a personal matter.

In a media release Specht states, “After much reflection I have decided it is in the best interest of the board that I step down from my duties.”

During the school division board of trustees meeting on Sept. 8, superintendent Terry Pearson and the trustees regretfully accepted the resignation.

“She was our board chair and highly respected. (She) did a real outstanding job in difficult situations,” said Pearson.

Specht was initially elected to the board in 2008 and was re-elected in 2010 and 2013. She served as board chair for the last five years.

As the Division 3 representative, Specht had in her care the Falun, Lakedell, Pigeon Lake and Pipestone schools.

In the media release Pearson says, “Deanna’s focus was always on the students of this jurisdiction as they were her first priority. Her compassion, empathy, understanding and expertise will be sorely missed.”

Vice chair Robbyn Erickson is quoted, “Deanna’s good sense, fairness and respect have made her an excellent trustee, it has been my most sincere honor to serve beside her.”

Erickson will remain vice chair for the 2015/16 term and the board chair position will be taken by Barb Johnson for the same term.

A by-election for Division 3 is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2015.

 

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