New chair and vice-chair for Aspen View Board of Trustees

September 12, 2019

              Trustee Candy Nikipelo was acclaimed to a two-year term as the new chair of the Aspen View Public Schools Board of Trustees, at its organizational meeting held today.

              Trustee Nikipelo is in her second term representing Ward 3 (Northeast). She has served as vice-chair of the Board since September 2016.

              “Thank you for the vote of confidence,” she said. “I do not profess to know everything there is about the role, but I am certainly ready to learn.”

              Trustee Nikipelo succeeds Trustee Dennis MacNeil as chair. After serving as chair since September 2014, Trustee MacNeil advised the Board at the start of the meeting that he would not seek a further term as chair.

              “For many years you’ve been the most experienced and most knowledgeable member of our board,” Trustee Nikipelo said. “We have appreciated your mentorship and knowledge.”

              “I can’t thank you all enough for the encouragement and support, and always having my back,” Trustee MacNeil replied.

              Trustee Anne Karczmarczyk was elected as the new vice-chair of the Board. She is in her second term as trustee, representing Ward 2 (North Central).

              “I am very honoured and very excited,” she commented. “I look forward to see what we as a team will bring to Aspen View Public Schools.”