Meet Your Board

Group photo of board
Top row (left to right): Paul Barnard (chair), Russ Reid, Don Nichol, Trevor Bernat, Don Mazur
(vice-chair) / Seated (left to right): Cassandra Kiernicki, Lynne Champagne, Diane Duma / Not
pictured: Diane Van Damme

The nine trustees who govern our division are responsible and dedicated to the delivery of fair and equal public education within Sunrise.

Their areas of responsibility include educational accountability, fiscal responsibility, community leadership, accountability to the provincial government and the community, appointment of senior administration and board succession planning.

The Board is a unified body and, as the leader of the school division, encourages and strengthens the school division in its goal of student achievement and success. They identify, support and represent values that reflect the best hopes and aspirations of the community.

Board Priorities

  1. Improve literacy and numeracy results at the Kindergarten to Grade 3 levels to create successful, lifelong learners.
  2. Enhance communication to inspire public confidence and increase clarity and consistency among the division, community, staff, parents and students.
  3. Enhance, increase and create innovative learning opportunities for students.

Read more about our Board’s strategic plan.


Don Nichol
Ward 1 - Whitemouth
Don Nichol
204-348- 2818
Diane Van Damme
Ward 2 - Anola
Diane van Damme
204-866- 3756
Cassandra Kiernicki
Ward 3 - Dugald
Cassandra Kiernicki
204-770- 0757
Diane Duma
Ward 4 - Oakbank
Diane Duma
204-444- 2652
Trevor Bernat
Ward 4 - Oakbank
Trevor Bernat
204-951- 0134
Don Mazur
Ward 5 - Beausejour
Don Mazur (Vice-Chair)
204-268- 3289
Lynne Champagne
Ward 6 - RM of Brokenhead
Lynne Champagne
Paul Barnard
Ward 7 - Powerview
Paul Barnard (Chair)
204-340- 6577
Russ Reid
Ward 8 - Lac du Bonnet
Russ Reid
204-345- 8476