School Council


The Hugh Sutherland School Council believes the responsibility for education lies with the students, parents, school and community. The council will commit to learning, promoting and participating in open communications for productive growth among all to achieve excellence in our school community.


To engage parents

To connect with classrooms

To enhance school culture

Hugh Sutherland School Council

Next meeting: AGM - Wednesday, June 12, 2024

AGM: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 @ 7:00 PM (Chair, Vice Chair, Gr 5/6 Parent Representative are open)

Council Members

Chair: Margie Steingart (
Vice Chair: Pam Barker
Secretary: Curtis Shanahan
Communications: Inza Tegart
Gr 5/6 parent representative: Open
Gr 7/8 parent representative: Candace Carter
Gr 9/10 parent representative: Liesel Wilson
Gr 11/12 parent representative: Darren Owen


School Board Trustee

Melissa Copley
Ward 9 – Carstairs / Cremona
Phone: (403) 940-5290  

I am very excited for what the next four years has to come for all of Chinook’s Edge School Division. My husband and I have lived in Carstairs the past 12 years and specifically chose this community to raise our children. I am honoured that this community selected me as their voice and will do my best to represent our area and rural Alberta. Education is a lifelong journey and I am proud that my children are starting their journey in Chinook’s Edge and that I can be an integral part of shaping that for them and all the children of our communities.