The Alberta School Boards Association is organized into five Zones, representing different geographic regions of the province. View the Zone map here. (PDF–1.2MB) Each school board is a member of one of the Zones. While each board designates a trustee as their representative to Zone, all trustees are welcome to attend meetings. Information sharing, networking and professional development top the agenda at Zone meetings. The Zones are also a key internal communication link for the association. A representative of the ASBA Board of Directors attends every Zone meeting. This promotes two-way communication between the ASBA leadership and school boards. The Importance of Zones explains the role of Zones within the association.
Cheryl was first elected to the St Albert Public School Board in October 2010. Currently vice-chair for that board, Cheryl served on the district’s ATA negotiating team, audit committee, Long Service Committee and the local Community Advisory Committee (RCMP).
She previously served as vice-chair of Zone 2/3. Cheryl and her husband, Marshall, have lived in St Albert since 1996. Their youngest daughter and several grandchildren currently attend schools in Alberta. She has a background in the insurance industry and ran her own business.
Zone 5 Chair is a Trustee with the Calgary Board of Education. She was elected in 2013 and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the CBE. She is married and has three children – grades 1, 3 and 5. When she is not out and about in the community, she is camping with family, running with friends or taking in the Calgary arts scene with her husband.
Zone 6 Chair Martha Ratcliffe is a trustee with the Livingstone Range School Division. A trustee for seven years, Martha lives in Fort Macleod. She is married, mom to two children, one of whom graduates this year, the other in Grade 10.