Dittrick new president of provincial school boards

Veteran school trustee Patty Dittrick of Clearview School Division has become the new president of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta.

Veteran school trustee Patty Dittrick of Clearview School Division has become the new president of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta.

She was elected for a two-year term on Oct. 24 at a meeting in Edmonton to lead the association through positive yet changing times.

“Supporters of public school education know that their investment in the excellence and achievement of our students is critical to the future success of our communities,” said Dittrick.

Her colleagues at Clearview are delighted with her new challenge.

“We were proud to support her as she sought election to this position and are confident she will represent public education and Clearview very well over the next two years as president,” said Ken Checkel who chairs the Clearview board.

“Our board congratulates Patty on her election as president of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta.”

The PSBAA is an alliance of 34 boards offering public school programming.

“Our members believe that public school education should be available to every student and guided by every adult.,” said Dittrick.

“Public school education should be a model of a civil democratic society, and should be governed by the local community.”

The Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta is the member association which represents the unique interests of Alberta’s public school boards with a mission to ensure the continuation and constant improvement of a universally accessible system of public school education which is locally governed, student-centred and challenging and a goal to: provide constructive leadership – represented by effective strategies, advocacy, and communication – and to work with others, wherever possible, for the good of public education.