Board of Education

Board of Education 2018 - 2022 

 School District 73 Board of Trustees, 2018 - 2022

Top row, from left: Meghan S. Wade, John O'Fee, Heather Grieve, Joe Small, Diane Jules.

Bottom row, from left: Cara McKelvey, Rhonda Kershaw (Vice-Chair), Kathleen Karpuk (Chair), Shelley Sim.

 

 MEET THE TRUSTEES

MEGHAN S. WADE

Meghan is serving her fourth term as a trustee. She has called Kamloops home since 1989.  Married to Bill, they have one daughter who graduated from NorKam with an International Baccalaureate Diploma in June 2014.

Serves as the board liaison for:

  • Henry Grube Education Centre 
  • Juniper Ridge Elementary
  • Marion Schilling Elementary 
  • Valleyview Secondary

Is a member of the following committees:

  • Human Resources
  • Education Committee of the Whole (Chair)

mwade@sd73.bc.ca

 JOHN O'FEE

This is John's fourth term as Trustee, having served three terms between 1988 and 1996. A lawyer and lecturer at Thompson Rivers University, he returns to the board with a comprehensive range of board experiences that include four terms as a Kamloops City Councillor (1999-2011), CEO with Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc  (2011-2013), Interior Health Authority (2016-2017, and the TRU Foundation (1996-2005). He currently sits on Health Professions Review Board of BC. 

A long time resident of Kamloops, John is a graduate of Norkam Secondary and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Sauder School of Business, UBC) and a Juris Doctor (Allard School of Law, UBC) and was appointed as Queen's Counsel 

John is a member of the following committees:

  • Finance and Planning (Chair)
  • Audit Committee (Chair - F&P)
  • Education Commitee of the Whole 
  • Step 4 Grievance Committee
  • KTTA Joint Labour Liason 
 DIANE JULES
A first-term trustee, Diane represents TNRD Areas L and P, the Village of Chase and the Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks. Diane serves as the board liaison for the following schools:
  • Chase Secondary
  • Dalla Elementary
  • Haldane Elementary
  • RL Clemitson Elementary
  • Westwold Elementary

 Diane is a member of the following committees:

  • Education Committee of the Whole 
  • Human Resources (Chair)
  • Aboriginal Education Council 
  • Make Children First
  • Village of Chase
  • Municipality of Sun Peaks 
CARA MCKELVEY

Cara is serving her third term as a trustee, representing the rural areas, Savona and Logan Lake. She is active in her community of Savona and at her children's school and enjoys coaching school and community sports teams.

Cara and her husband have lived in Savona for 18 years and have two school-aged children.  She also works part-time at Morelli Chertkow LLP.

Serves as the board liaison for the following schools:

  • Kamloops Open Online Learning (@KOOL)
  • Kamloops School of the Arts (K-12)
  • Logan Lake Elementary
  • Logan lake Secondary
  • Savona Elementary

Is a member of the following committees:

  • Education Committee of the Whole 
  • Policy
  • KTTA Joint Labour Liaison
  • CUPE Labour Management 
  • District Parent Advisory Council 
  • District of Logan Lake 

cmckelvey@sd73.bc.ca

HEATHER GRIEVE

Is a member of the following committees:

  • Policy 
  • Student Advisory Council
  • Mayor's Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities 
 JOSEPH SMALL

Joe's educational career started in 1978 when he moved his young family from Winnipeg, Manitoba up to Snow Lake, Manitoba to accept a Grade 7 classroom position. In 1996, he and his wife, Pat, moved to Kamloops as he accepted his first administrative assignment as vice-principal of Parkcrest Elementary.  This was followed by principalships at Pinantan Elementary, Pacific Way Elementary, Summit Elementary, and Arthur Stevenson Elementary. 

Joe serves as the board liaison for the following schools:

Is a member of the following committees:

  • Policy (Chair)
  • Education Committee of the Whole
  • Industry Advisory
  • Kamloops Parks and Recreation 
  • Literacy in Kamloops (LinK)

jsmall@sd73.bc.ca

 
 KATHLEEN KARPUK (CHAIR)
 

Kathleen is serving her fourth term as a trustee. She currently sits as Chair of the Finance and Planning Committee.  As well, she serves on the First Nations Education Council and the First Nations Advisory Committee.  She also sits on the City of Kamloops Diversity Committee. Kathleen currently represents the Board as a Provincial Council Representative for the BC School Trustee's Association.  Previously she has served as Vice-Chair of the Board, was on the Education Committee, was the CUPE Labour Liaison for the Board, was a member of Make Children First and Vice-Chair of the Mayor's Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities.

Kathleen is the Office Manager for Aberdeen Chiropractic Clinic.  She and her husband, Stephen, have three young children.

Kathleen serves as the board liaison for the following schools:

Is a member of the following committees:

  • Finance and Planning
  • Audit (Chair)
  • Education Committee of the Whole
  • Student Advisory Council 
  • Kamloops Diversity Advisory
  • Kamloops Poverty Reduction Strategy 
  • SD73 /City Joint Advisory 

kkarpuk@sd73.bc.ca

 SHELLEY SIM
 

Shelley is a second-term trustee representing the rural communities of Clearwater, Area A and Area O and is chair of the Education Committee.  Additionally, Shelley is serving her third term as a councillor for the District of Clearwater, where she has been chair of the Economic Development Committee and Parks and Recreation.  She was a PAC chair for more than six years at both the secondary and elementary school levels.  Shelley brings more than 15 years of business experience and a dedication to next generation education to her role as a trustee. 

Shelley serves as the board liaison for the following schools:

Is a member of the following committees:

  • Finance and Planning 
  • Education Committee of the Whole
  • Student Advisory Council 
  • District of Clearwater 

ssim@sd73.bc.ca

 RHONDA KERSHAW (VICE-CHAIR)

Is a member of the following committees:

  • Audit (Vice Chair)
  • Education Committee of the Whole
  • Human Resources (BCPSEA)
  • District Parents Advisory Council
  • SD73/City Joint Advisory 
  • District if Barriere 

 

 Meetings and Agendas
 

The public agendas and minutes of meetings for the Board of Education can be found here:

https://bcsd73.civicweb.net/filepro/documents

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