New Chair for Board of Education

Posted On Tuesday November 06, 2018
Karpuk and Kershaw
Newly acclaimed Board Chair Kathleen Karpuk and Vice-Chair Rhonda Kershaw

Elected by acclamation by fellow trustees, Kathleen Karpuk is the new Chair of the Kamloops-Thompson Board of Education. A Kamloops resident for more than 20 years, she has served as a trustee since 2008 (re-elected in 2011 and 2014). She and her husband have three children enrolled in Kamloops schools.

Rhonda Kershaw, the trustee representing Barriere-Little Fort, was acclaimed as Vice-Chair at the inaugural meeting for the 2018-2022 Board of Education on Nov. 5, 2018.

Trustees also selected representatives to sit on the two provincial associations. 

Trustee Shelley Sims was acclaimed as representative for the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA), while Vice-Chair Kershaw was unanimously elected as representative for BC Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA).

Along with Chair Karpuk, the four trustees elected in Kamloops were Joe Small, Meghan Wade, John O’Fee, and Heather Grieve. Diane Jules was elected in Area 4 (Chase), while Shelley Sim, Area 2 (North Thompson), Vice-Chair Kershaw and Cara McKelvey Area 5 (Logan Lake) were acclaimed.















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