SOUTH EAST CORNERSTONE PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION #209
BOARD OF EDUCATION 2020-2024
Carol Flynn and husband Dale live on an acreage just outside Moosomin. Together they own and operate Drive In Enterprises, a building construction and renovation business. They raised their daughter, Shawna, and sons Michael, Torrie, and Aaron on a dairy farm near Maryfield. Both Carol and Dale were very active in the community while their children were growing up. They served as President and Secretary of the Rec Board, the President and Secretary of the very first Maryfield Rodeo Committee, President and member of the Lions' Club, and were coaches , managers , and leaders in hockey and ball activities. They are now proud grandparents to six girls and seven boys.
Carol is a former teacher, having taught in Moosomin, Raymore, and Maryfield. At the time of amalgamation in 2006, Carol was serving on the Moosomin School Division Board, and was then elected to the SE Cornerstone Board of Education. Carol represents Subdivision No. 1 which includes Moosomin, Rocanville, and Wapella schools and the surrounding areas. Carol has served the Board as Chair and Vice Chair . She is proud to be part of a team who work together with our excellent staff to support student achievement and success.
Jim Vermeersch - Subdivision 2 - Arcola, Carlyle, Manor, Maryfield, Wawota
Jim lives at Kenosee Lake and represents sub-division 2. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor's degree in Education and taught for 8 years. He then went back to school and obtained his professional Certified General Accounting designation in 2002. From 2000 until his retirement in 2018 he was a partner in the public accounting firm of Siever, Vermeersch and Fonstad, Professional Accountants in Estevan. This is his second term on the School Board having completed his first term representing the City of Estevan.
Jim has been a community volunteer for many years in minor league baseball and the church. He served on the board and as President of the Provincial Accounting Association as well as on the board of the Southeast College. He is presently a councillor for the village of Kenosee Lake. Jim has been a proud member of the Lions service organization for most of his adult life and has served on the executive at many positions at both the local and district levels culminating in being District Governor for southern Saskatchewan for 2019-2020.
Jim is married to Heather who is a retired teacher. They have a son Brad and daughter-in-law Larissa who live in Toronto and are both lawyers. They also have a grandson Teddy who they love to visit with whenever possible.
Jim looks forward to working together with the senior leadership team and other board members of SECPSD to maintain the high educational standards that currently exist within the school division.
Jim Henderson - Subdivision 3 - Redvers, Carnduff, Carievale
Jim represents Subdivision 3. He lives on a farm near Gainsborough with his wife Marilyn where they have retired from farming. Jim has three grown children and seven grandchildren. Jim was a member of the school board in the Oxbow Division when his girls were in school.
Jim now takes an avid interest in all the sports and activities his grandchildren participate in. Each summer Jim likes to spend time at the cabin at White Bear. He also enjoys doing small carpentry projects.
Tami Scott - Subdivision 4 - Lampman, Alameda, Oxbow, Bienfait
Tami Scott has been acclaimed in sub-division 4 for her first term on the SECPSD Board of Education. She lives in the community of Oxbow with her husband Ian. Her daughter Ali is a human resources officer in La Ronge, and her son Mason is finishing his diploma in agri-business. Both children graduated from OPHS and attended University of Saskatchewan, where Tami also attained her Bachelor of Commerce. Her career has taken her from the Royal Bank, to the Federal Government, and then to Spectra / Affinity Credit Union where she was VP of Marketing and Human Resources for 24 years. She semi-retired in 2015 and has held the role of Community Development Officer for the Town of Oxbow and the RM of Enniskillen during that period.
Tami's community involvement started long before taking on this paid role. While her children were home, she and Ian were actively involved in the boards for their activities. She has held local, provincial and international roles while involved in a fraternal organization. She chaired the New School Fundraising Committee that was successful in raising $1.2 million for add-ons to the construction of OPHS in 2011. Tami was both Secretary and Chairperson during her term on the Board of Envision Counselling and Support Centre. She is currently Chairperson of the local swimming pool committee and is Secretary for the Oxbow & District Recreation Board.
Tami is looking forward to working with the School Board and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure a quality and equitable education for the students within the division.
Audrey Trombley - Subdivision 5 - Fillmore, Stoughton, Midale, Macoun, Queen Elizabeth School
Throughout her career, Audrey has been a member of several boards and committees - local, provincial and federal. Audrey was elected to the South Central School Division Board in 2003 and served as Chair of that board. She was elected to the South East Cornerstone School Division Board in June of 2005 and served as board chair until November of 2009. Audrey was re-elected in Sub-Division 5 in 2012 and served as Vice-Chair until November of 2014 when she was re-elected Chair. Audrey was re-elected by acclamation in October 2016.
Audrey is committed to the success of students, and has great respect for those who serve the students of our schools.
Jennifer Wilkinson - Subdivision 6 - Ogema, Pangman, Yellow Grass, Radville, Gladmar, Oungre
Jen grew up on a farm north of Naicam, Saskatchewan. She moved to Saskatoon where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. After short stints in Calgary and Regina, she found her way back to small town life. Jen and her husband Tyler are raising their two boys, Topher and Keir, on the family farm north of Yellow Grass. Tyler is a grain farmer. Jen is the Director of Engineering for the City of Weyburn.
Jen has always been very actively involved in her community. She was President of the Yellow Grass Community Club, Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Yellow Grass School Community Council and coached soccer. The most likely place to find her though is in a hockey rink or on a sports field cheering on her two boys. Jen and Tyler also love to travel and always have a long list of destinations for their next trip.
Jen is a strong believer in the education system and that every child deserves a proper education. Many of her opportunities in life were because of all who supported her during her educational endeavors. She is looking forward to working with everyone in the SECPSD and all the communities within the school division.
Melanie Sorensen - City of Weyburn
Born and raised in Weyburn, Melanie attended Souris School, WJHS and graduated from WCS. Upon receiving her Business Diploma, Accountancy from SIAST – Palliser Campus, she worked in Regina for the next decade for Westank - Willock, Molson Breweries and the Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation. In 1999 she and her family re-located to Estevan where she was the Assistant Controller for Prairie Mud Services and Prairie Petro Chem. The next few years were spent raising her two boys, Kaj and Cameron, focusing on her rewarding career as Controller for Brady Oilfield Services in Halbrite, receiving her Business Management Certificate from SAIT/Mullen Group, completing several CGA of Saskatchewan courses and become a certified DiSC Facilitator.
In 2018 Melanie received a Certificate in Public Sector Governance (PSGov) from the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy and has recently received a Life Coach Certificate from Rhodes Wellness College.
Melanie is the Office Manager for the Weyburn & District Hospital Foundation Inc. with responsibility for accounting, event planning and anything in between. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, an active Quota International of Weyburn member and a Saskatchewan Roughrider volunteer. Kaj and Cameron are pursuing post-secondary education opportunities and figuring out what the future holds for them.
As a trustee representing the City of Weyburn, Melanie brings her energy, optimism, passion and inquisitive nature to work for students and citizens in the SE Cornerstone School Division.
Norma Hewitt-Lendrum - City of Weyburn
Norma Hewitt-Lendrum is one of the two representatives for the City of Weyburn. Raised on a farm in the Saskatoon Area, Norma attended the University of Saskatchewan obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and an Advanced Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration.
Moving to the Weyburn area in 1987, she has worked at the federal government as a Labour Market Information Analyst, an Employer Services Counsellor and an Employment Counsellor. During this time, she received extensive training in human resources, employment counselling and in facilitating a course in working as a team. Norma then went into the computer sales and services business with her husband. During this time, she taught classes in several areas of computers and software to classes and one-on-one. They also owned and operated a business mall.
Since 2012, Norma has been employed by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency as an appraiser and has obtained a Certificate in Real Property Appraisal from the University of British Columbia, become a licensed appraiser and obtained a high-level industry accreditation. Her interest in education has been evident throughout her work career.
Norma, her teacher husband, Wilfrid Lendrum, and two adult sons all live in Weyburn. Over the years, she has been involved with the Weyburn Chamber of Commerce, Quota Club, Rotary Club and organizing committee of the off-leash dog park. Her personal interests include researching her family ancestry, reading and growing gourmet mushrooms.
Kevin Keating - City of Estevan
Kevin represents the City of Estevan. Kevin has worked as a maintenance supervisor for South East Cornerstone Public School Division and the City of Estevan for the majority of his career. AS the maintenance supervisor for SECPSD Kevin worked out of Arcola, Oxbow and Estevan offices, therefore working in the majority of the schools in the division. Kevin with his wife Brenda also owned and operated T.K. Trailer sales in Manor. The business was sold in 2014 and Kevin and Brenda are now retired. Kevin was also the previous owner of Aqua Soft Water Softeners in Estevan. Kevin has completed his Professional Directors Certificate (Pro Dir) as well as maintaining his power engineer and refrigeration papers.
Kevin has been married to his wife Brenda (Kuntz) for 48 years and has two grown children as well as five grandchildren. Michelle works as a continuing care assistant as well as office admin in health care. Michael works at Estevan motors as a sales/finance consultant. Both Mike and Michelle reside in Estevan. Kevin and Brenda also reside in Estevan having moved in from Manor.
For hobbies Kevin paints water colors as well has his other passion stained glass. Kevin and Brenda's favorite pastime is camping, playing cards and spending lots of time with family and friends. Kevin is active in sports such as golf, curling ,swimming and cheering on those Riders, Flames, and Blue Jays. Driving the old 1955 Lincoln is another great pastime of his.
Eric McCrimmon - City of Estevan
Eric McCrimmon was raised near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, graduating high school in 2014. He attended the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in Operations Management in 2018. During university, Eric primarily worked in the security field, however he also did a co-op program with Cameco, working in procurement for 8 months. After university Eric sought employment in the federal public service and in January 2020 he moved to southeast Saskatchewan to begin working in North Portal as a Federal Public Servant. Eric is one of two Trustees to represent the City of Estevan.
Throughout university, Eric got involved in various clubs both on campus and within the community. It is incredibly important to him to be involved in whatever community he is living in. During university Eric took a non-profit governance course and sat on the board of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre for a year. During this course, he got to experience how a well organized non-profit board operates and learn how to be a board member on a governance board. Eric considers this experience to be directly related to working as a Trustee with the SECPSD. Eric strives to be a lifelong learner and learning how to represent the residents of Estevan within the SECPSD was the next logical step for him.