Julie Kusiek, Keren Tang and Ros Smith on Kusiek Chats - Belonging

#KusiekChats: Belonging

#KusiekChats – Belonging

As part of the #KusiekChats series about Education Grounded in Community, Ward F public school board trustee candidate Julie Kusiek is joined by Ros Smith, Keren Tang, and Jenna Webber to talk about creating a strong sense of belonging for every single student and educator in Edmonton Public schools. The District has done some great work. There’s also still more work to be done.
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September 28 at noon
Facebook Live @KusiekWardF
Special Guests:

Ros Smith – former Principal with EPSB

Keren Tang – promoter of health and wellness in communities and city council candidate

Jenna Webber – Métis education professional

Ros Smith

Ros is a former principal of M.E.Lazerte, Braemar, Strathcona, and Harry Ainlay. She has held leadership positions in Staff Relations, English as a Second Language, Alternative Schools and Diversity, and is a consultant to schools in Anti-Racism Edmonton.

Keren Tang, City Council Candidate – Ward Karhiio

Keren is a mom, community organizer, and a political candidate for the upcoming City Council election in Edmonton. She merges her background in public health, community development, human-centred design, and the social determinants of health, and is a firm believer in the power of peer-to-peer, neighbour-to-neighbour networks. Most recently, she has worked with local government on urban wellness; and with the McConnell Foundation and partners across the country on building more participatory ecosystems. She is passionate about working with ethnocultural communities in civic engagement and health promotion. A Top 40 Under 40, Keren also served on the board of the Edmonton Community Foundation and ASSIST Community Services (for newcomers), and is active with the Edmonton Multicultural Coalition. Beyond her community involvement, Keren is an avid skier and loves spending time with her family in the mountains.

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