Meet the Trustees

Board Trustees represent your interests in the public school system

As locally elected representatives, the Board of Education trustees represent the Kamloops-Thompson communities’ particular strengths, challenges and demands. They engage with communities in building and maintaining their local school system to reflect local priorities, values and expectations.

The Board shares a co-governance relationship with the provincial government through the Ministry of Education. The BC School Trustees Association supports the board in this relationship.

HEATHER GRIEVE (CHAIR)

Heather Grieve

Serving her first term as trustee, Heather is a Kamloops representative and serves as the board liaison for Arthur Stevenson Elementary, David Thompson Elementary, Pinantan Elementary, Westmount Elementary, Westsyde Secondary, Westsyde Elementary. She chairs the Audit Committee, and is a member of the following committees; Education Committee of the Whole, Student Advisory Council, and the City of Kamloops.

 

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DIANE JULES
Diane Jules

A first-term trustee, Diane represents TNRD Areas L and P, the Village of Chase and the Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks.  She serves as the board liaison for Chase Secondary, Haldane Elementary, Heffley Creek Elementary, Rayleigh Elementary, Sun Peaks Elementary. 

Diane sits on the Human Resources Committee, Education Committee of the Whole and the Aboriginal Education Council and is the Board representative for the Village of Chase and the Municipality of Sun Peaks. 

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KATHLEEN KARPUK
Kathleen Karpuk

Representing Kamloops, Kathleen is serving her fourth term as a trustee. 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 at AE Perry Elementary, Arthur Hatton Elementary, Bert Edwards Science & Technology, Brocklehurst Middle, Kay Bingham Elementary, NorKam Senior Secondary, and Parkcrest Elementary.

She is a member the Policy Committee, Education Committee of the Whole, and a liaison with the City of Kamloops. 

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RHONDA KERSHAW
Rhonda Kershaw

Representing Barriere, Rhonda serves as the board liaison for Twin Rivers Education Centre, Barriere Elementary, Barriere Secondary, School Board Office, Transportation and Facilities. She is a member of the Finance and Planning Committee (Chair), Education Committee of the Whole, Audit Committee (F&P Chair), District Parents Advisory Council and is the board liaison with the District of Barriere.

 

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CARA MCKELVEY

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 since 1997 and have two school-aged children.  She also works part-time at Morelli Chertkow LLP.

She serves as the board liaison for the Kamloops School of the Arts (K-12), Kamloops Open Online Learning (@KOOL), Logan Lake Elementary, Logan Lake Secondary, Savona Elementary. Cara is a member of the Policy Committee, Education Committee of the Whole, KTTA Joint Labour Liaison Committee, District Parent Advisory Council and is the board liaison with the District of Logan Lake. 

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JOHN O'FEE
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 serves as the board liaison for Aberdeen Elementary, Beattie Elementary, Lloyd George Elementary, South Kamloops Secondary, South Sa-Hali Elementary. He is a member of the Finance and Planning Committee, Education Committee of the Whole, Human Resources Committee, Step 4 Grievance Committee, and is a liaison to the City of Kamloops. Trustee O'Fee represents the Board on the provincial council of the BC School Trustees Association. 

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SHELLEY SIM

Shelley Sim

Shelley is a second-term trustee representing the rural communities of Clearwater, Area A and Area O. 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 Blue River Elementary, Clearwater Secondary, Raft River Elementary and Vavenby Elementary.

Is a member of the Finance and Planning Committee, Education Committee of the Whole, Student Advisory Council, KTTA Joint Labour Liaison and is the board liaison with the District of Clearwater.

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JOSEPH SMALL

Joe 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 Dufferin Elementary, McGowan Park Elementary, Pacific Way, Elementary, Sa-Hali Secondary, and Summit Elementary. He is a member of the Policy Committee (Chair), Education Committee of the Whole, CUPE Labour Management, Industry Advisory Committee, Literacy in Kamloops (LinK), and is a board liaison with the City of Kamloops

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MEGHAN S. WADE (VICE-CHAIR)
Megan 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.

Meghan serves as the board liaison for Dallas Elementary, Juniper Ridge Elementary, Marion Schilling Elementary, RL Clemitson Elementary, Valleyview Secondary, Westwold Elementary, the Henry Grube Education Centre, and the Maintenance Department. She is a member Audit Committee (Vice-Chair), Education Committee of the Whole (Chair), Human Resources Committee (Chair), and is a board liaison with the City of Kamloops.

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