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Peace Wapiti Public School Division
Educating today for success tomorrow
Peace Wapiti Public School Division No. 76
Ward 5

Trustee Wendy Kelm

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Ward 5
Grande Prairie West, Wembley
Email: wendykelm@pwsd76.ab.ca

Trustee Biography

First elected as Trustee: 2008

Years served: Nine

Career: Trustee Kelm has been married to her husband, Brian, for 37 years and together they own and operate a small oilfield business and have three grown children – daughters Brittany and Leanne, and son Dustin – who are graduates of PWPSD schools. She also co-owns and operates a clothing store with her daughters.

Community Involvement: Since moving to the Wembley area 26 years ago, Trustee Kelm has been active in the community. She is a member of the Family and Community Support Services Board, and is a past member of the Wembley and District Agricultural Society, Wembley Minor Hockey Association, and Wembley Elementary School Council. During her last three terms, she served as a Northwest Regional Learning Consortium director for ASBA Zone 1 and held memberships on a number of committees.

Vision/Goals: "As a rural community member, I realize many challenges lie ahead as we face tighter budgets, growing populations in some areas and declining populations in others. In this term, I will join forces with the Board to continue lobbying for adequate transportation funding to reduce ride times for students, while working to secure replacement schools outside the City of Grande Prairie for Harry Balfour School and Peace Wapiti Academy students. Ensuring every child receives the best possible education is key for me, and I believe this can be achieved by listening to, and being the voice for, students, parents and community members so that no child is left behind."

PWPSD Committees:
  • ASBA Zone 1 Representative, Northwest Regional Learning Consortium
  • Audit
  • Canfor Advisory
  • Childcare (Ad Hoc)
  • Child Development Facilities  (Ad Hoc)
  • Communications
  • Communications and Promotions
  • Community Engagement Planning
  • Policy Review
  • Political Action
  • School Facility Partnership (Ad Hoc)
  • Spotlight
  • Student Matters
  • Survey
  • Teacher Board Liaison
  • Transportation Appeal

Awards:

  • ASBA Long Service, three terms award in 2017-2018
  • PSBA Long Service, eigh-year term award in 2017-2018