This is Dennis’s third term serving as trustee for the constituents of Ward 2 (North Central). He has served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees from September 2014 to the present, and was honoured by the Board by being re-elected for the next two years as Board Chair. Dennis is a retired school teacher and administrator. He began his teaching career over 30 years ago and has taught all grades from Kindergarten to Grade 12. He was the principal of Rochester School until he retired in 2008. He works part-time for Dr. W. Cummings, Optometrist, in Athabasca as his assistant and also does training for adults who want to become foster/kinship parents. Dennis and his wife Darlene have raised four of their own children and countless foster children who have come through their home. He believes in a strong public education system that promotes diversity and welcomes all students. Diversity truly is a lesson plan for life!