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Meet Our Trustees

Arlene Rheaume, Board Chair

Arlene Rheaume is the current chair of the Board of Trustees and has most recently been re-elected to serve as a trustee for her fourth term.  She has lived in Banff for over 30 years and along with her husband has raised their children here.  She previously owned the H & R Block office in Banff for 10 years and currently is the Office Manager for Bear Street Financial Group in Banff.

Arlene has served on many volunteer boards including local sports clubs and the Mineral Springs Hospital Gala Committee, as well as serving as the President of the YWCA board in Banff.

Contact Arlene at:

Email   P (403) 763-7063


Brian Callaghan, Board Vice-Chair

The honour of serving on the Board of Trustees will enable me to advance my support for excellence in student programming and system wellbeing.  I am proud of our facilities and see them as a Bow Valley community asset.  Our public schools are open to all.

Prior to joining the CRPS Board, Brian served as a Superintendent of Schools for 25 years, first with Northland School Division, Mount Rundle and Banff School Division and Canadian Rockies Public Schools.  His return as a trustee completes the journey back to the beginning.  He is a governance consultant with Alberta school boards and First Nations Education Authorities.

Contact Brian at:

Email   P (403) 707-8180

Carol Picard, Trustee

Carol Picard is a retired journalist and has been a trustee for Canadian Rockies Public Schools since 2010, with an earlier term served from 1998 - 2001.  She served as board chair since 2012. 

Founder of the Rocky Mountain Outlook, Carol currently works within the community on food security through the weekly free Community Food and Friends Monday dinners, and as a long-time volunteer coordinator with the Canmore Folk Music Festival.

Contact Carol at:

Email  P (403) 678-7688


Luke Sunderland, Trustee

Luke is the VP of Lodging at Pursuit Collection.  He is responsible for the leadership, growth and development of 10 hotels located in Jasper and Banff.

Luke was elected as a trustee in the Banff Ward in 2015.  As a publicly elected school trustee, he devotes his time to ensure this school division builds upon strengths and leverages assets to achieve educational excellence while creating a long-term legacy for our community.

Contact Luke at:

Email  P (403) 431-6410

Dale Craig, Trustee

Dale is a lifelong resident of the Bow Valley, having grown up in Canmore, attending schools within CRPS from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  Dale currently resides with her husband and two sons in Exshaw.

Dale was inspired to run for school trustee after watching the impact that citizens can have on their communities through her late father, Glen Craig, former Town of Canmore Mayor and Councilor.

Dale is incredibly excited to bring passion for her community and a new perspective to the board not only as a former student of CRPS, but as a mother of two current CRPS students.

Contact Dale at:

Email  P (403)609-1463