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Ward 77

Trustee Laura Thibert 

P: 780-231-6312
F: 780-423-6739

Laura Thibert is currently serving her third term representing Ward 77.  Laura was elected as trustee for Edmonton Catholic Schools in October 2010, was re-elected in October 2013, and in October 2017.

Professional History

Laura is a Graduate from MacEwan University; Voluntary Sector Management and Non-Profit Agency Management.  Laura is taking courses through Athabasca University towards a Leadership Certificate.  She is also taking courses at Newman Theological College with a focus on Catholic Education including Catholic Schools Governance and Issues in Catholic Education.

As a Trustee for Edmonton Catholic Schools

Laura has served as Board Vice-Chair (2013-2014) and as the Board Chair (2016-2017, 2018-2019, 2019-2020). 

Committees of the Board

Laura has served the Board on a variety of Committees and the Committee of the Whole including the Board Governance and Priorities Committee, and the Audit and Finance Committee.  In her role as Vice-Chair Laura chaired the Board’s Governance and Priorities Committee.
Internal Committees

Other internal committees Laura has served include:  The Board Policy Development and Review Committee, the Board Development Committee, and the Board Public Engagement Committee. 

Laura has been and is currently the Board’s representative on the District’s Alberta Teachers’ Association Negotiations Team.
External Committees

Laura has served as the Board’s representative on the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association and as the Board’s Representative on the Alberta School Boards Association’s Zone 2/3.  Laura is currently the Board’s alternate on Zone 2/3.   Laura was elected to serve on the ASBA Zone 2/3 Second Language Caucus.   She also represented the Board on the Senate of Newman Theological College for four years.  Laura was recently selected by the Council of Elders as the Board’s representative.

Volunteer Interests

  • Member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
  • Member of the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Parish and is currently a lector
  • Past School Council Chair for four years at St. Kateri Catholic Elementary School 
  • Current Meadows Community league member and past Children’s Program Director, Secretary, and Vice-President
  • Red Shoe Society – leaders in the community who support the Ronald McDonald House

Laura’s Vision/Goal

“As a governor and a mother of four children, I believe in the distinctiveness of Catholic education.  I am committed to making decisions that are based on what is best for our students.  I am committed to be an ambassador for the Board of Trustees and the District that embodies all that Catholic education is and has been for over 125 years in Edmonton Catholic Schools.”

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Contact Information:

Telephone: 780-231-6312
Twitter: @LauraThibert
Instagram: @Laura.Thibert

Schools in Ward 77

  • Corpus Christi
  • Father Michael Mireau
  • Father Michael Troy
  • Frere Antoine
  • Fresh Start Millwoods
  • Holy Family
  • Holy Trinity
  • John Paul I
  • Mary Hanley
  • St. Clement
  • St. Elizabeth
  • St. Hilda
  • St. Kateri
  • St. Richard

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