Debbie Engel was elected in 1998 and is currently serving her seventh term representing Ward 74. During this time, Debbie has served as Chair of the Board for seven one-year terms and as Vice-Chair four times.
Debbie has a Teaching Certificate from the University of Alberta.
Before being elected a trustee, Debbie was a professional in Training and Development for Safeway, winning many Safeway awards including the Exceptional Achievement Award, the President’s Award, and multiple Courtesy Awards.
In 1992 Debbie was a recipient of the 125th Anniversary of Confederation of Canada Medal.
As a Trustee for Edmonton Catholic Schools
Debbie has served the Board in a variety of committees and roles. As a member of the Committee of the Whole, Debbie serves on the Board Governance Committee and the Audit and Finance Committee and during this time has served as Chair of the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee.
Other internal committees Debbie has served on, or is serving, include the Board Policy Committee, and the Board’s Advocacy Committee. Debbie has served on the Division negotiation teams of both the Support Staff (Unifor) and the Alberta Union of Public Employees (AUPE) as well as the Interpretation Committee for AUPE. She also served on the Division’s former ‘C2’ Committee, the Board’s Professional and Faith Development Committee, and the Board’s Public Engagement Committee.
In her role of trustee, Debbie has represented or is currently serving the Board on:
- the Board of Directors for the Alberta School Boards Association
- the Board of Directors for the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association
- Edmonton Catholic Schools Foundation
- the Concordia Advisory Committee B Ed Program
- the Archdiocesan Mission Council
- Western Catholic Reporter Board of Directors
- Provincial GrACE (Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education) Committee (one of two trustees)
As a parent, Debbie volunteered on the School Advisory Councils of Good Shepherd Elementary School and Blessed Oscar Romero High School.
As a member of Good Shepherd Parish, Debbie serves and has served and worked on many committees and events over the years.
“My passion is for Catholic education. I truly love serving the Catholic community.
My vision is for every student to reach his/her full academic potential and to graduate confident that God loves him/her.
My goal is to be a visible leader in my community and assessable to all stakeholders of Edmonton Catholic Schools.”
Telephone: (780) 970-7160
Facebook: @Debbie Engel
Schools in Ward 74
- Bishop David Motiuk
- Blessed Oscar Romero
- Good Shepherd
- H. E. Beriault
- Our Lady of the Prairies
- Our Lady of Victories
- Sister Annata Brockman
- St. Benedict
- St. Francis Xavier
- St. Justin
- St. Martha
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