Marilyn Burke. (Photo submitted)

New STAR Catholic board of trustees eager to serve our communities

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

After last month’s municipal election, your STAR Catholic Board of Trustees — made up of both new and returning members— is eager to serve our communities to the very best of our abilities.

We are thrilled to have been selected as your advocates for the high quality and publicly funded Catholic education our students and families deserve. Thank you for putting your faith in us as your elected representatives, and for trusting us to be the voice of STAR Catholic School Division.

The Board of Trustees commits to working with all levels of government, sister boards and divisions, and community partners to ensure the needs of our diverse student, staff, and family populations are met. We look forward to strengthening these relationships during our term as Trustees, and to creating new partnerships that will allow us to achieve our goals.

We will also continue working with our local parishes and faith communities to infuse the teachings of Christ into our schools and curriculum, ensuring students receive an education of their entire person: mind, body, and spirit. We will share the blessing of Catholic education and the many good stories that take place in our schools with those we encounter every day.

We our families to reach out to your local Trustee with suggestions about how we can best champion Catholic education over the years ahead. Though we will surely encounter challenges, we are also excited to see what can be accomplished through our work. We are truly honoured to be taking on such an important endeavor as your elected Trustees.

This column was submitted by STAR Catholic Schools. Marilyn Burke ( is the local Trustee on the STAR Catholic Schools Division Board. STAR Catholic Schools has more than 4,400 students in 12 schools located in Beaumont, Drayton Valley, Leduc, Lacombe, Ponoka and Wetaskiwin.