This is April’s first term as trustee. April and her husband Monty have been married for 19 years and run a family farm in the Thorhild area. They have two girls attending Thorhild Central School in Grade 12 and Grade 9. April has been in Thorhild County most of her life. Making the decision to raise her children in rural Alberta was very easy and she is looking forward to advocating for rural education at a provincial level. She has been an active member of the community, serving on many boards over the years, including the Curling Club, Lions Club, Thorhild Time for Tots, Thorhild Ukranian Dance Club, School Council and the school fundraising societies. Currently, April sits as secretary of the Thorhild Ag Society, working around the challenges of running a rural arena. April is looking forward to continuing to build a caring community through collaboration that allows all educational stakeholders to feel they have an investment.