Ward: 2 North
(Landmark, Blumenort, and Mitchell)
Tel. 204-380-2100 / 204-326-2696 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
I grew up in a small town called Halbstadt. Our land was located at the border without a road – thus I could be in USA, Canada and at home at the same time.
Why I chose to serve?
Education has always been very important to Ron and myself. Our children have a very good education and would also like to see every student in HSD achieve their individual best.
What excites me the most?
To have started from a very good smaller rural school division to “even better” larger school division and continued with a solid reputation for quality education and be visionary.
To be open minded – to change always be visionary and remember “big picture model”. To dream, think outside the box and act when possible. My saying – If it doesn’t benefit the students, why do it?!
Connection to community
Try and attend most of the school functions! Love it! It is truly a privilege to see our students perform and watch the excitement in the faces of the parents.
Family information, employment
Married to Ron Barkman, farmer. Have 4 children, 2 daughter in laws and 6 grand kids.
Board Committees for 2016-17
- Operations (Vice-Chair)
- Finance and Negotiations