Keri was elected to the Chinook Board in 2022 in Subdivision 1 and lives on the original family homestead with her husband and children, where they raise cattle and farm. While all seven of their children attended Fox Valley School, there are only three still at home. The children keep her busy with many sports and school activities. Keri maintains her career as a municipal employee for the RM and the Village of Fox Valley, along with being the chair for the Fox Valley Recreation Board. Keri attended the University of Saskatchewan where she earned her Bachelor of Education Degree.
Keri feels that being involved with students and staff in and outside of the school setting has always and will continue to be a very big part of who she is, whether it is volunteering for school activities, school sports or talking with staff and students from the communities in the area. The experience and knowledge gained from teaching in the local schools has provided the insight into quality education and successful students.
| Rachael Eliason|
Rachael Eliason elected to the Chinook Board in November 2020 in Subdivision 2. Rachael and her husband, Curtis, live in the Swift Current area along with their three children. Eliason attended Stewart Valley School and graduated from Swift Current Comprehensive High School. She then obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master’s degree in Soil Science from the University of Saskatchewan. She owned and operated an agricultural research company in the Southwest for over a decade and currently works as a consultant for the Farm Land Security Board.
Rachael believes that a Trustee’s primary role should be to act as the voice of local schools, students and families at the division level and that will always be her top priority. As an experienced board member, business owner, and especially as a mom, she represents the students and families. She is committed to being a strong voice for the unique needs of rural schools and eager to be a part of making Chinook schools better places for students to learn and grow, for educators to teach and nurture, and for families and communities to be meaningfully engaged and supported.
| Rachelle Patzer|
Rachelle Patzer was elected to the Chinook Board in November 2020 in Subdivision 3. Rachelle moved to Swift Current as a Grade 10 student and is a graduate of the Swift Current Comprehensive High School. After graduation, Rachelle spent a year overseas with Youth With A Mission before going on to study Vocal Performance at the University of Saskatchewan. Rachelle worked as a private vocal instructor in Swift Current, Waldeck and Herbert for 11 years, and performed with the local band, All 4 One. Rachelle and her husband, Darcy, reside northeast of Waldeck where they operate a 4th generation mixed farm. They have three children who all completed K-9 at Waldeck School.
Rachelle was a member of the Waldeck School Community Council for 9 years, sitting as Chair for the last 3. She has spent countless hours volunteering and organizing events in her community and local church. Rachelle is an avid sports Mom and loves to sit courtside, cheering on her kids and their teammates.
Rachelle is passionate about seeing today’s youth thrive and succeed in this ever changing world. She sees immeasurable value in rural schools and recognizes the uniqueness each one brings to their communities. Rachelle desires for students, families, and teachers in rural schools to feel supported, valued, and deep rooted pride in their schools. Rural schools face unique and specific needs and Rachelle is committed to listening to local concerns and bringing them to the table at a board level.
Katelyn Toney was elected to the Board in 2017 in Subdivision 4. Katelyn obtained a degree in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan and has had her own successful photography business for the last six years. She still owns her own business as well as ranches, alongside her husband Paul, north of Tompkins.
Katelyn is very involved in her community. Her and her husband have four young children who attend school in Tompkins and Gull Lake. Growing up in the rural community of Simmie, Katelyn has a passion for the quality education of rural students and believes it is essential to make decisions in the best interest of the kids. She works passionately to ensure that school communities have a voice and have every opportunity to thrive and grow, starting where it matters most - with the education of children.
Chair & Trustee
Elected to the Board in 2016 in Subdivision 5, Kim Pridmore has lived in the Maple Creek/Consul area most of her life and graduated from MCCHS in 1991. Kim has resided in the Consul area since 1996. She is a mom to three busy teenagers, and enjoys watching her kids participate in all their sports and activities. She owns and operates an esthetics business in Maple Creek, has extensive experience in business administration and completed EMR training to volunteer on the local ambulance crew.
Kim has volunteered on the Consul School Community Council for several years and feels that her involvement has been valuable to recognize the importance of keeping school and community connected. She has been a spare bus driver as well, and has seen first-hand the challenges of transportation in our Division. Kim enjoys working with people who share the same commitment to providing excellent education for all students.
Gwen Humphrey was elected in 2018 in Subdivision 6 and lives in Eastend with her husband, where she has been helping him run his cattle/trucking & trenching business for close to 50 years. Her job experience includes managing the co-op grocery store in town, working for a photographer for seven years, and she was an SGI customer service representative for seven years. She also served on the Innovation Credit Union Board for eleven years.
Gwen is devoted to all of her kids and enjoys living vicariously through her grandchildren. Her interest in representing her subdivision as a trustee stems from her love for children. She is very passionate about education in the rural environment.
Elected in 2016 in Subdivision 7, Susan Mouland was born in Hodgeville where she attended elementary and high school. She graduated from Hair Design Academy in 1987 and worked in various salons in Swift Current. After she married husband Bruce in 1989 and obtaining her Journeyman certification, she opened her own hair salon in Vanguard in April of 1990. Susan also worked in the Chinook School Division as a noon-hour supervisor and facility operator from 2008 until September of 2016, when she made the decision to run for school board trustee. She continues to work as a Journeyman hair stylist at a local salon and helps her husband on their farm with the cattle and grain operation.
Susan was on the local Co-op Board for over ten years and also sat on the Vanguard and District Recreation Board. Susan and her husband have two daughters and a son: all who have graduated from Vanguard School. Susan ran for the position of trustee because she wants to keep rural schools viable and she is very interested in the education of our children and passionate about their futures.
Ken Duncalfe was elected to the Board in 2020 in Subdivision 8 and resides in Swift Current with his family. Ken has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years. He is the labourer, IT department, janitor, CEO, CFO, marketer, logistics coordinator and customer service for his business. Ken has an appreciation for every dollar that comes into a business and the analysis of every dollar spent on improving it.
Ken has spent many years volunteering in numerous non-profit groups in Swift Current and around southwest Saskatchewan, and his purpose has always been for the kids. Whether he's teaching hunter safety, president of the Barracuda Swim Club or coaching numerous sports, he does it to improve the lives of kids. Ken values being a trustee with Chinook School Division for all of the current and future kids in Chinook schools.
Vice Chair & Trustee
Dianne Hahn was elected in 2016 in Subdivision 8, and resides in Swift Current with her husband, Gord. They have one grown son, Tyler. Dianne attended Waldeck School and graduated from the Swift Current Comprehensive High School. She also attended the local College, Saskatoon Business College and took correspondence courses through the University of Regina. She holds her certification for both an Urban and Rural Administrator.
While Dianne’s son attended Oman, Fairview and Swift Current Comprehensive High School she volunteered at the schools, including being a member of the School Community Councils (SCCs). Dianne has been employed in municipal government throughout her working career and is currently employed with the RM of Excelsior No. 166.
Dianne believes that education is very important to our future and wants to contribute to the Division providing a quality education where students can learn and grow as individuals, as well as be the place where people want to work. Dianne is inspired by the quote from Martin Luther King Jr. that reads “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Tim Ramage resides in Swift Current and was elected to the Swift Current School Division in 2003 and the amalgamated Chinook Board in 2005. Tim is a graduate of Mount Royal Collegiate in Saskatoon. He also received his Retail Meat-Cutting Certificate from SIAST (Saskatoon), a 2-year Christian Ministry Diploma from International Bible College, and a Certificate in Business Management from Henson College in Halifax, N.S.
Tim was a meat cutter for more than 20 years. He has also been a Youth Pastor for 8 years, as well as a Young Offender Open Custody Home Operator for the Dept. of Justice for 8 years. Tim is currently employed at South West Homes.
Tim’s community involvement includes being a former board member and chairperson of the Family Life Centre, Former Church Board Member, a former Board Member of the Broken Arrow Youth Ranch, a Social Services Service Provider, and also served on the Board of Governors for the Swift Current Comprehensive High School. Tim has a heart and a passion for the youth of the southwest.