I strongly believe in public education and I care deeply that it is inclusive, resourced, and fair. As a mother, I want a future where all those who attend school in Ward C, and throughout Edmonton, have strong educational opportunities.
Recent funding cuts, COVID-19, and a challenging political environment make the choices for EPSB Trustees even more important. All students, regardless of their needs, deserve a high-quality education. My experience and passion for public education, coupled with my business and advocacy background give me the tools necessary to be an effective school board trustee. I know how to build community and bring people together by listening first and turning ideas into action. This is why I am running to be Ward C’s next Public School Board Trustee.
I look forward to serving, connecting, and sharing my vision with the constituents, families, students, staff and teachers in Ward C.
Kassie is an experienced community builder and organizer. She has extensive experience in board governance, policy writing, operational budgets and capital expenditures in both Not for Profit and private business sectors – skills that are needed to be an effective EPSB Trustee.
Kassie has lived in Ward C for almost two decades and has chosen to raise and grow her family in this community.
As a mother, Kassie wants a future where all those who attend school in Ward C, and throughout Edmonton, have strong educational opportunities. Recent funding cuts, COVID-19, and a challenging political environment make the choices for EPSB Trustees even more important.
After K-12 education in Edmonton, Kassie had the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary at both the University of Alberta and MacEwan University. There she developed her experience in volunteering and community building, serving in a variety of roles including SAMU Vice President Operations and Finance and as a member of MacEwan University Board of Governors. This experience solidified Kassie’s appreciation for education and the importance of advocating for change while bringing communities together.
Choosing to stay in Edmonton and raise her family here, she knows Edmonton has the ingredients for strong communities. When Kassie began her professional career she ensured community was at the forefront. Whether launching a neighbourhood retail and coffee shop or a digital marketing agency, Kassie has built a reputation for innovative ideas, engaging stakeholders, and delivering results; all while keeping the needs of the community in mind. In her current role as a senior leader at NAIT she brings people together by listening first and turning ideas into action. Kassie’s breadth of experience and track record will enable her to advocate for students, teachers, EPSB staff, and community members.
Kassie continues to give back to her community wherever she can and has had the privilege of participating on many boards, commissions, community groups, and not for profit organizations. In particular, she has focused her efforts on creating space for women and girls to participate in underrepresented spheres – from technology to politics.
Kassie and her partner have lived in Ward C for over 16 years. Kassie is a parent, educator, and collaborator committed to families, students, parents, and staff of Edmonton Public School’s in Ward C.