2022 Election

Algoma District School Board

Headquarters: Sault Ste. Marie
Voting Regions: 10
Total Trustee Seats Available: 10

City of Sault Ste Marie Ward 1

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Norm FERA
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    Jennifer SARLO
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    About Me:

    It has been said that education is the great equalizer and I truly believe that. For the past 16 years, I have served the ADSB as a trustee, and every day I see the positive impact a well-run, accountable education system has on our students and their families! I am dedicated to engaging my passion, leadership, and experience to govern our strong public board and help deal with the fall-out of the past 2 ½ years has had on our students and support them going forward. I bring experience, integrity, and trust to this role and I would be honoured to serve the constituents of Ward 1 in Sault Ste. Marie for another term.

    School Board Experience:
    • Elected as a Trustee for the Algoma District School Board in 2006 serving Ward One, Sault Ste. Marie.
    • Elected as Vice Chair of the Board 2009
    • Elected as Chair of the Board 2011 to present
    • Member of the Finance and Operations Committee, the Audit Committee, the Discipline Committee, and the Transportation Consortium at the ADSB.
    • Respected voice provincially with the Ministry of Education
    • Served the Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA) as a Policy Work Team member and a Program Work Team member advising the government on issues and policies that impact the education system
    • Served OPSBA in the past as a member of the conference planning committee, as a conference panel member, and as an AGM workshop presenter.
    • Former Chair of ADSB’s School Council Coordinating Committee (SCCC) now known as the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC).
    • Served as the Chair of Grand View Public School’s School Council

    In the community:

    • Since 2013 has coordinated the Coldest Night of the Year event in support of St. Vincent Place which has raised over $700,000.

    • St. Vincent Place Soup Kitchen team lead.

    • Past president of the board of ABK Bible Camp (board member for 16 years) and regular volunteer.

    • Ministry lead in numerous capacities at Bethel Bible Chapel

    • Centre for Social Justice and Good Works served the Board for 5 years

    • Current member of 100+ Women Who Care Sault Ste. Marie

    • Received the “Friday’s Woman of the Week” award from the Business and Professional Women’s Club of SSM during International Women’s week in 2018

City of Sault Ste Marie Ward 2

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Michelle MURPHY
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    Susan MYERS
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    About Me:

    Susan Myers is seeking to serve a second term with Algoma District School Board.

    The former three term City Councillor says moving from that role to become a Trustee with Algoma District School Board and serving during a pandemic, was incredibly educational for her.

    Myers says, “After 12 years on City Council I had a pretty good lens on our community.

    Serving as a school board trustee I have become acutely aware of the critical role education has in preparing our youngest citizens - our young learners, as they are the future of our community."

    Myers wants to remain involved in the grass roots of the future of Sault Ste. Marie. She believes that heartbeat is found in the community of our schools.

    “I am so grateful for the herculean efforts I saw within Algoma District School Board as together, families, the learners of all ages, the staff, and my fellow trustees navigated months of unprecedented pandemic in our recent school years. Our youngest citizens needed an anchor of reliability to navigate through uncharted territory and the partnership I saw with families and the ADSB team, was extraordinary. I totally embrace the Board's motto and goal, to develop confident learners, caring citizens."

    The Algoma District School Board (ADSB) is experiencing increased enrollment and has seen more than 500 new faces entering their schools this fall.

    Myers concludes with stating “I want to take the experience I gained during my first term and continue to make a contribution as a trustee with Algoma District School Board. I want to support the children as they are the future of this community I love".

City of Sault Ste Marie Ward 3

Number of Available Seats: 1

City of Sault Ste Marie Ward 4

Number of Available Seats: 1

City of Sault Ste Marie Ward 5

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Nick APOSTLE
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    About Me:

    I believe my experience and demonstrated integrity position me well to successfully carry out the duties of trustee. I am confident, that with your support, I can bring a new level of expertise and focus to the Board.

    The education system is of the utmost importance to me because our future relies on the effective education of our youth.

    Board Experience:

    - Former Commissioner of Community Services - City of Sault Ste. Marie (15 years) with numerous responsibilities including:

    - Oversight of the Municipal Day Care Division including development of Best Start Program and integration into schools.

    - Oversight for the following municipal committees

    1. Municipal Heritage Committee

    2. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

    3. Cultural Advisory Board

    - Developed and provided written reports and recommendations to City Council on Operational, Programming, Financial, Human Resources and Long-Range Planning issues.

    - Member of the Sault Ste. Marie Hockey Hall of Fame Committee.

    - Former Director of the Parks and Recreation association for the Province of Ontario (PRO).

    - Knowledgeable and experienced in the role and responsibilities of Board Members of large corporations/ organizations.

    - Experienced in managing large corporate budgets.

    - Experience in the development of Strategic Plans.

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    Amanda CARPENTER

North Shore

Number of Available Seats: 1

Prince Twp and Sault Ste. Marie

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Drew CRAIG
    About Me:

    As a nearly lifelong resident of the Unorganized Townships just North of Sault Ste. Marie where Drew resides on a beautiful 81 hectares of land which also has resulted in the successful negotiations with two private companies. The first being a mining company & another that unfortunately cannot be named at this time due to a non-disclosure agreement.

    A fourth generation Steelworker at Algoma Steel, Drew works at the Direct Strip Product Complex(DSPC) in the Casting Department as a Thin Cast Technician, is the Union Steward for the Janitors/Yard Services, Chair of the Political Action Committee since February 2018 & on the Grievance Committee since September 2019 for United Steelworker Local 2251.

    In October of 2019 Drew joined the United Way's Board of Directors as the Labour Representative(Sault & District Labour Council) & became a regular Board member earlier this year because of their fantastic work in the district regarding food insecurity so much so that Drew, his daughter & the new Executive Director were the only board members that were able to assist with the installation of the new see-through liner for the second & newly installed green house.

    Since May of 2021 Drew has been a Party & Board member of the Conservative Party of Canada for the Electoral District Association of Sault Ste. Marie Federal & was elected the Chief Financial Officer for the EDA at this year's annual membership meeting.

    As a proud Conservative, Drew is a strong believer in Parental-Rights, their place in their children's education & if elected will be the voice for not only the Parents for his Ward's but the entire district, the ear for the Parent's concerns & their sound board at the Board of Trustee meetings all the while bringing back accountability, transparency & integrity to this great district & honour back to this School Board.

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    Sheryl EVANS
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    About Me:

    My name is Sheryl Evans. I am seeking re-election for a third term on Algoma District School Board representing Sault North Unorganized Townships and Prince Township. I am a strong advocate for equitable Public Education and a strong and knowledgeable voice for my community.

    I have served as ADSB's Ontario Public School Boards Association Director for 2 years, and as the Northern Region Chair for the Ontario Public School Boards Association. I led advocacy initiatives for Northern Education Priorities that focused on Indigenous Education, Special Education, Mental Health and Well-being, and Experiential Learning.

    I have sat on many committees while at ADSB including the Special Education Advisory Committee, Audit Committee, and previously on the Parent Involvement Committee.

    I am a graduate of Algoma University with a degree in Community Development and am currently employed as an Education Support Advocate with Metis Nation of Ontario.

    I have 4 children that attend ADSB Schools. I have been involved with many school improvement initiatives and have always adored living in the North. I am passionate about Public Education.

    Thanks so much for your consideration.

Central Algoma

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Brent RANKIN
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    Heather WHITLEY
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City of Elliot Lake

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Andrew AULT
    About Me:

    I am running because I believe, as you do, that our schools need fresh insight and experienced leadership to unlock the potential of our young people in navigating the many changes to the world; with a keen focus on improving the Board's performance in academics, inclusion, and accountability.

    With a $182 million budget of the ADSB, my priorities are to focus on student success and inclusion, as the board begins a new Strategic Plan, by:

    • Addressing mental health issues, worsened by COVID-19 for students and teachers, through implementation of a Mental Health Action Plan,

    • Consulting communities and students widely, to identify unique challenges effecting students' performance on standardized tests, with respect to literacy and science comprehension, and implement programs already in place elsewhere in the province that address those needs; and

    • Expanding the Board's attention to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Programming in smaller communities within Algoma, including Elliot Lake, to enhance student outcomes while making use of the latest upgrades to our School Libraries.

    Based in Elliot Lake, Ontario, I have spent most of my life in education, literacy promotion, and community engagement, including:

    • Working full-time for Ontario Health, while working on a PhD in Finance and Strategy through Carleton University.

    • Lecturing at Lakehead University's Orillia campus, by commuting once a week in teaching various courses;

    • Holding education in Arts and Science (Policy Studies and Biology) and three Master degrees, including an MA, MBA, and MSc;

    • Many years on various Elementary, Secondary and Post-Secondary School Committees, including as a Senator to Lakehead University; and

    • Over three years of experience as a part-time College Professor, and Curriculum Developer, and five years as a Business Consultant, working with regional communities.

    Committed to community involvement, I have led, as Chair, Treasurer or Director, for four non-profits focused on mental health, community development, and education, each for a term of 4+ years. I have become known for a results-orientation, collaborative approach and strong work ethic.

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    About Me:

    I was first elected and began my journey as a trustee in 2018. My background and experience in community leadership and engagement lends itself to an understanding of the importance of advocacy and governance.The past four years have provided me with a better understanding of the framework in education at the local, district and provincial levels.

    As the trustee representative for the board I served on the Student Alternative Learning Committee for 3 years and this past year became the representative on the Parent Involvement Committee.

    As a trustee, the challenges faced by the Board over the past two years were formidable but through the efforts of students of all ages, families, staff, trustees and community we demonstrated our resiliency as a public school board. My gratitude goes to everyone associated with making the best of a very challenging time.

    As a member of Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA) I have attended Governance, Public Education, Labour Relations and Human Rights symposiums along with provincial and regional meetings. In order to represent the interests of Northern Ontario Boards at the Provincial level; I served as the alternate Northern Representative on the Policy Committee and currently as the Northern Representative on the Program Committee for Ontario School Board Association. (OPSBA).

    As a community member of Elliot Lake, I have participated as the past chair of the Economic Development Advisory Committee, Tourism Committee and served the Elliot Lake and District Chamber of Commerce as President. My current community participation is on the leadership team for the Ontario Health Team that will serve our community. I am an appointed member on the Ontario Health Patient Family Advisory Committee, as well as on the North East Patient Family Advisory Group. I actively serve in a Patient Family advisory role for the Home and Community Care Services which was launched provincially last year to serve the needs of healthcare in the community. My love of the North Shore Forest and it’s sustainability continues to see me participate on the North Shore Resource Advisory Management Committee.

    My passion for education is the result of seeing the complexities and challenges of the education system as a mother, spouse, coach, a professor, and also as a trustee. My two children graduated from Elliot Lake Secondary School, and through their High school career and beyond, I was an active member of the athletic community having coached basketball for 10 years. I continue to expand my love of ELSS by teaching the Duel Credit Tourism and Hospitality as a professor from Sault College

    I firmly believe that our future is dependent on all students gaining the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and values to succeed in a global market. Algoma District School Board has a student success framework based on student centred learning, achievement, engagement and wellness. A philosophy that we keep in the forefront is “Education is not just about delivering diplomas. It’s about delivering better lives…better futures”.

    Link: Strategic and Board improvement plan under US on

    The role of a trustee is one of advocacy, influencing both Board and government policy along with the responsibility of good governance ensuring accountability, transparency and equity.

    I feel I have the experience, skills and leadership qualities to continue to fulfill this role.

    It has been an honour to serve the community of Elliot Lake on the Algoma District School Board. I would like to continue to serve the students and families in Elliot Lake and hope you will vote for me to continue the journey started 4 years ago.

Hornepayne, Wawa, Chapleau and Unorganized Localities

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    Russell REID
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