This is Donna's second term as the Trustee representing Ward 6 (Southeast). Donna and her husband Shawn operate a cattle/grain farm in the Vilna area, and have the exciting task of raising three active school-age boys. Her family are very active members in the community, volunteering in many local clubs. Donna has a BSc in Human Ecology specializing in Family Studies, and worked as a Family School Liaison Worker for Smoky Lake County. This employment experience allowed her to work firsthand with students, families and school staff through various challenges and help to facilitate positive change. Having children in the current school system has fueled her desire to make their educational experience the best it can be. Donna believes that one of the board’s key priorities is its role in advocating for equitable opportunities for rural students. “We must continue to be a strong voice for students. It is their right to access quality programs and services. I believe we need to provide every opportunity for students to learn competencies, and be responsible, caring citizens”.