Meet the candidates: Annette Hambler-Pruden (incumbent)

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  • Nov. 12, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Annette Hambler-Pruden is seeking re-election as South Rural trustee for the School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) board of education.

I received my education in this valley as did my sisters, mother, and many of my relatives. My five children attended schools here and I currently have grandchildren in our local schools. I continue to be involved in their education and am concerned that they receive the best possible education that meets their individual needs in a building that is a safe, comfortable place for them to learn in, and that they have the tools and technology they require to be successful. If my grandchildren have these things, then your children and grandchildren do as well.

I was first acclaimed to the board of the former School District No. 86 (Creston-Kaslo) in 1978. I served until amalgamation with a few breaks for a total of 17 years. I am now completing my third term with the School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) board for a total of 26 years. During that time, I have seen many changes to public education and not all have been positive. I am sure the public is aware of the many problems with budget cuts, increased mandates, and the need to expand technology to cope with 21st century learning.

I am seeking re-election because of the new and exciting things that are beginning to happen in our district. Our new superintendent has some very exciting ideas for our district that I would really like to be a part of. Also, only three of our district staff have been in their postions and/or the district for very long and I believe my experience will be valuable in supporting them. Since I am the only trustee who served on the board prior to amalgamation, I can also bring an historical perspective on issues that come to the board table and can explain why certain decisions were made.

I ask for the support of the electorate so that I might continue to serve public education in our valley.

Annette Hambler-Pruden is seeking election as the South Rural trustee for the School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) board of education.

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The Advance asked each candidate for Creston town council and mayor, Regional District of Central Kootenay director and School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) trustee — as well as acclaimed directors Garry Jackman (Area A) and Larry Binks (Area C) — to submit about 300 words to describe their goals, background, qualifications, concerns — whatever mattered to them. Of the 27 candidates, only two, Jackman and Creston town council candidate Louis Mihaly, chose not to make a submission.

 

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