City of Wetaskiwin - Leanne Axelsen

What positive, student-centered ideas do you have for moving Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools forward in its vision of student success in the next four years?

"Two specific areas of focus for me would be increasing student / teacher support in the classrooms and making room for assisting student learning barriers that aren't traditionally recognized specifically with grief, trauma and loss."

What do you feel are the most important qualities you bring to the role of school trustee?

"Though I have lived in this community for 14 years I will bring a fresh perspective to the board.  My children are in the school system and as a parent I have been very invested in their school and classes.  I was also married to a teacher for 12 years and have an appreciation for the work that is done in the classroom.  I also have fostered good relationships with many teachers, staff and administration within this school district and I believe that mutual respect would be an asset."

What other information do you want people to know about you?

" My vision is for a cohesive and effective board that has the confidence of our voters and can collaborate to tackle the issues facing education now.  My late husband I were always passionate about learning; and he left some big shoes to fill.  Now I want to use my skill set to continue his legacy in education."

For further information visit my website: Leanne Axelsen for WRPS Trustee


Leanne Axelsen