For Public School Trustee
City of Red Deer
Kari grew up in Calgary, but received her B.A. English from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS, as a scholarship athlete in tennis and cross-country running. (MEd in Coaching, UVic, 2022) In 2009, Kari and her husband, along with their two children, moved to Indonesia to serve in education and sport development with the Alliance Church for almost 5 years. Kari and family moved to Red Deer in 2015, where she is now in her 6th year as head coach of the RDP Kings and Queens XC and Track program.
|School Sport||As a coach and parent, I will advocate for the place of sport in the student experience. I'm committed to excellence in programming, variety of sports offered, and coach development for teachers. I am also an advocate for girls to continue in sport.|
|Physical Activity and Mental Health||Competitive sport isn't for every student; physical activity should be. Seeing clear links between activity and mental health; I will advocate for ways to engage all students in physical activity, in support of their overall success as whole persons.|
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