A Red Deer College computer software instructor is seeking a spot on the board of Red Deer Public Schools. Lianne Kruger said she would like to contribute to the school division

A Red Deer College computer software instructor is seeking a spot on the board of Red Deer Public Schools. Lianne Kruger said she would like to contribute to the school division

Lianne Kruger seeks school board seat

A Red Deer College computer software instructor is seeking a spot on the board of Red Deer Public Schools.

A Red Deer College computer software instructor is seeking a spot on the board of Red Deer Public Schools.

Lianne Kruger said she would like to contribute to the school division, in part because she believes it’s a great one.

She also likes being on boards and organizing things. Plus education is important to this longtime teacher.

“The economy is bad so we need to find innovative ways to give kids a great education, so they don’t lose out,” said Kruger.

She has served on a number of volunteer boards.

Currently, she is volunteering with the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools, the centennial committee for the City of Red Deer, Central Alberta Historical Society, and Red Deer Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society.

She also volunteers at Special Olympics swim meets, with her church, and teaches high school students before school each morning for an hour.

Kruger has a computer programming degree and has taught computer courses since 1982.

“I understand the importance of technology for the students to help them be prepared for their lives in the world.

“Therefore teachers also need to be taught for the constant change in technology.

“Support staff also need training for the constant changes.”

Kruger also supports that Red Deer Public emphasizes literacy, inclusion and high school completion.

The 53-year-old is married to Ephraim and they have five children and two grandchildren.

She can be found through various social media: liannekruger.blogspot.com, facebook.com/kruger.trustee, and through Twitter at @liannekruger.