Helen Gilbert elected chair of School District 60

After nearly four decades working as a teacher and administrator in School District 60, Helen Gilbert now finds herself at the helm of the board of education.

Gilbert was elected chair by acclamation Monday night, and takes over from Taylor school trustee Ida Campbell.

"I'm willing to learn, I have background to give, and I want the board to be doing the best work it possibly can for kids," Gilbert said.

Gilbert, who worked at schools across the district, was first elected as trustee in 2018 after retiring as principal at CM Finch Elementary.

Hudson’s Hope trustee Nicole Gilliss was elected vice-chair.

Rounding out the annual elections, Erin Evans will serve as the board's representative to the BC School Trustees Association's provincial council. Ida Campbell will serve as her alternate.

Gilbert will also be the board's representative to the BC Public School Employers' Association.

Madeleine Lehmann will be the board's alternate rep for the BCPSEA.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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