Melinda McLauchlin, candidate for Ward 3, Wolf Creek Public Schools Photo submitted

Melinda McLauchlin to run for school board trustee

The race for Wolf Creek Public Schools Ward 3 trustee position is on

An environmental consultant who owns MCA Environmental Management and has a passion for education has decided to let her name stand for Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) trustee in Ward 3.

Melinda McLauchlin said much of her work as an environmental consultant involves educating the public.

However, stepping into the role of trustee would give her a new perspective about education, one that she is more than happy to take on.

“That would be totally new for me, but I’m confident that even though I don’t have the experience there is training and orientation that would bring me quickly up to speed.”

A fresh voice on the board would be beneficial, she added, noting that all aspects of education are important to her.

“I’m a strong advocate of continuing learning for my children and myself,” she said.

Her 20 years of experience as an environment consultant has involved spending time with the Indigenous communities across Canada.

McLauchlin is confident her understanding of these communities will coincide well with Wolf Creek’s stand on the importance of unified education programs and supports in order to ensure all students can learn effectively.

She feels her extensive background in communication will enhance the blending of both culture and curriculum to ensure the best environment for learning for all students.

McLaughlin is married to Paul, who is on Ponoka County council, and the couple have two children; Trelaina, 14, and Adam, 12.

The candidate for school board will face off against incumbent Trudy Bratland in Ward 3.