Meet the Board

Board of Trustees

Brenda Rosadiuk

Board Chair

Trustee - Lobstick

Phone: 780-727-4691

An Evansburg resident for 29 years, Trustee Rosadiuk has served on the Board of Grande Yellowhead Public School Division since 2010. As a Trustee, her motivation stems from her passion to ensure that students have the knowledge, and the skills to help them be better prepared for life. She believes that the best leaders are the best learners - mindsets, not skill sets - make the difference. It is important to accept failure as part of a good process but the key is to learn from it. “A Trustee is not an education expert, they are the stewards of the people entrusted to them.

Joan Zaporosky

Vice Chair

Trustee - Edson

Phone: 780-723-1107

An Edson resident for 57 years, Trustee Zaporosky has served on the Board of Grande Yellowhead Public School Division since 2010. As a Trustee, she enjoys working with the GYPSD communities in sharing the Board’s vision of educational excellence, and that their decisions are understood. She hopes that every student in GYPSD is successful in their learning goals. “Students in rural settings also deserve to receive optimal learning opportunities.”

Fiona Fowler

Trustee - Edson

Phone: 780-728-6551

An Edson resident for 48 years, Trustee Fowler has served on the Board of Grande Yellowhead Public School Division since 2017. As a Trustee and past educator, she enjoys the many opportunities to
promote and share her passion for lifelong learning across the Division. She works hard to ensure that students are provided with learning environments and supports that help them excel. “I became a Trustee to advocate for our students and help them succeed in our global community.”

Shirley Caputo

Trustee - Hinton

Phone: 780-865-7835

A Hinton resident for 30 years, Trustee Caputo has served on the Board of Grande Yellowhead Public School Division since 2001 . As a Trustee, she has served as Vice-Chair and has sat on numerous
committees, worked with numerous Superintendents and board trustee colleagues. She feels that every relationship is a new opportunity to learn from each other and improve the education system and her number one focus is what is best for the students. “New perspectives make us all better.”

Ellen Aust

Trustee - Hinton

Phone: 780-865-4712

A Hinton resident for 40 years, Trustee Aust has served on the Board of Grande Yellowhead Public School Division since 2017. As a Trustee and past educator, she promotes the great learning that is happening in rural schools. She is motivated every day in seeing the amazing work of the staff and the positive impact they have on their students and their families. “My goal as a trustee is that each and every student in our Division has a good understanding of themselves as a learner and community contributor.”

Dale Karpluk

Trustee - Jasper

Phone: 780-852-4950

A Jasper resident for 48 years, Trustee Karpluk has served on the Board of Grande Yellowhead Public School Division since 2017. As a Trustee and past educator, she strongly believes that children are
our future and she is motivated to ensure that all students receive the best public school education possible. “My hope is that our students will leave our schools prepared to build successful futures and with an appreciation of the many blessings of growing up and attending school in rural Alberta.”

Ken Fate

Trustee - Grande Cache

Phone: 780-827-1623

A Grande Cache resident for 48 years, Trustee Fate has served on the Board of Grande Yellowhead Public School Division for since 2010. As a Trustee, he thoroughly enjoys the many opportunities to connect in his community about the Board decisions that are enhancing the educational goals of all their students and increasing their results. “My success as a Trustee means that our students leave our schools fully prepared for their future.”