Johnette Lemke was first elected to the Board of Trustees of Black Gold Regional Division No. 18 (BGRD) in October 2001, because she strongly believes every Alberta child deserves an excellent education. She is currently serving in her second year as Chair.
In 2007 she was elected, by her fellow Trustees, to serve as Vice Chair of the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone 2/3, and then was elected to the position of Chair in 2010. She remained on the ASBA Board as a Director for Zone 2/3 until 2013.
Johnette, her husband, and four daughters moved from Beaumont to an acreage in Leduc County in 1994. All four daughters attended and graduated from Black Gold Regional Division schools.
Lorna Misselbrook was first elected to the Board of Trustees of Black Gold Regional Division No. 18 (BGRD) in October 2007 and is currently serving as Vice Chair.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Lorna received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Saskatchewan. This environment of arts and education deepened Lorna’s appreciation for education and learning. She currently is a member of the Orchestra Borealis in Edmonton. She also serves as a Director on the Alberta School Board Association (ASBA) Board of Directors.
Lorna moved to Beaumont, with her husband Lee, in 1998. They have two daughters, Alysha and Taryn that are currently enrolled in BGRD in Beaumont. Lorna enjoys being actively involved in her community through school councils and activities, sports and other local groups.
Lorna strongly believes in local representation in public education. Along with the other BGRD Board of Trustees, she believes that they are a strong voice for all the communities in Black Gold.
Sam Kobeluck was first elected to the Board of Trustees of Black Gold Regional Division No. 18 (BGRD) in October 2007.
Born and raised in the Sunnybrook area, Sam lived on a farm and graduated from Thorsby High School in 1966. In 1970, Sam received his teaching degree from the University of Alberta and taught at Thorsby High School from 1970 until his retirement in 2007.
Sam and his wife, have two daughters, and four grandchildren. He is an avid sport enthusiast and still participates in mixed slow pitch. Being a volunteer in the community and coaching minor league sports are a few of Sam’s favourite hobbies.
The motto of Sam’s life is “If you do something, do it right, or don’t do it at all.”
Barb Martinson was first elected to the Board of Trustees of Black Gold Regional Division No. 18 (BGRD) in 1998 and brings years of experience to the Board table serving as Trustee which includes 10 years in Chair and Vice Chair positions.
Before being elected she was actively involved in Parent Councils in schools where her children attended.
Over the course of her term, Barb has helped lead the Division through changes and improvements in many areas while being conscious of resources and transparency. Barb believes a Trustee’s role is to provide the best education for all students and to support and enable staff to carry out their duties. As an advocate for Education, Barb believes the greatest investment for the future is providing students with the necessary tools to be successful.
Married to Arden, they have three grown children and four grandchildren (Cale, Kye, Jaycee and Britney) who keep her actively involved in education.
Barb enjoys volunteering in the community, playing Wallyball, recreational softball, and spending time at the lake.