Pamela (Pam) Hansen, who lives in Bentley, is a small business owner, past Bentley town councilor for one term, and a mother of three children – a son who has graduated from Bentley and two teenaged girls currently attending the Bentley school, the very school she attended while growing up in Bentley.
She is a devoted community supporter and has sat on many community boards and helped organize projects like Hockeyville and Bentley Generals celebration parades after the team won the Allan Cup.
Hansen would like to see both the provincial and federal governments loosen their purse strings and designate more funding towards education.
“I have witnessed our schools adapt and change to make up for funding cutbacks,” she says.
“I would be a Ward 4 School Trustee with an open mind to fresh ideas and suggestions from administrators, teachers, parents, and students, to ensure that the Wolf Creek School Board allocates money to areas of our education system that matter the most – to benefit our wonderful students.”
She has found that a frequent comment while talking with people in the community is “Oh! I don’t have any children in school, but thanks for stopping by.”
With societal changes “our children spend more time with teachers and support staff than they do with their parents. School is now more than just a place to read, write, and do arithmetic,” Hansen says. “It is where our children learn to make friends, work out problems, run, play, sing, and learn to be vibrant, honest, hard-working, amazing citizens, and future leaders.”
“I am eager to see new ideas, teaching strategies, and technological advances be incorporated into the school system. I will be an advocate for each student. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.”