It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of long-time friend and Prairie Rose School Division trustee Kathy Cooper. Kathy has been serving as the trustee for Ward 6 - Foremost/Manyberries/Etzikom.
“Kathy always had the best interest of parents and students at heart,” says board Chair Stuart Angle. “She would remind the board that policy and procedure are not a one-size-fits-all for families. She was an advocate for children and she will be missed.”
“I have had the privilege of working with Kathy for many years,” says former Superintendent Brian Andjelic. “During that time I got to know her as a colleague and a friend. Kathy was deeply connected to her Métis culture and was extremely artistic. Christmas cards from her were always very thoughtful and hand-painted. She cared about making sure everyone felt special. She was an amazing woman.”
“Although I have only known Kathy for a short time," says says Superintendent Roger Clarke. "It was clear that Kathy managed the role of a trustee by maintaining her focus on what benefited all students throughout PRSD."
Kathy was elected to the Prairie Rose School Division board of trustees in October 2004. Prairie Rose School Division would like to thank Kathy and her family for her many years of service and dedication to public education.