The current St. Francis of Assisi School Council was formed in 2022 and has a two year term. The Council meets monthly and guests are welcome to come and observe, or raise an agenda item in advance. The best way to get in touch with the Council is through the generic email: email@example.com
Each Council member has written a short introduction to help you get to know them better.
Shanon Louise Cooper
I am a primary school teacher in Riverdale, and have a son in Grade 10 at Saint Francis of Assisi and a daughter who will start Grade 8 next year. I am pleased to be on Council to help be a voice for students, parents and teachers. I believe that the culture of a school is fundamental to its success. I hope to help foster a learning community that embodies inclusion, diversity and acceptance. I think our collective goal should be to ensure that each student at our school can feel seen and connected, and each family can feel part of a broader school community. I am honoured to serve as a Council member.
My name is Tyler White and I am a teacher in town. I completed my Kinesiology and Teaching degree at Lakehead University, followed by a Masters of Coaching from the University of Alberta.
After hearing amazing things about the work life balance of teaching in the Yukon, I decided to move from Ontario to Whitehorse in 2020 and begin my career as a TOC. Since I have been in the Yukon I have remained mostly at Christ the King Elementary as a TOC, and have also chaperoned outdoor trips at Wood St Centre with their grade 10 CHAOS program. I decided to join the school council in order to provide a different perspective on topics and as an act of service for the community and students at St Francis.
I’m the father of three kids who have attended or who are currently attending St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary. I am a secondary teacher by training who taught at and was an administrator at the school for 17 years. I value the school as a place where students may fully inform their consciences by learning about the various perspectives or worldviews that relate to any issue. I value the school council as a democratic institution where various viewpoints can be explored and debated in the best interests of developing the whole child: academically, physically, socially, emotionally, aesthetically, and spiritually. Above all, the school must be a place where the safety and dignity of every person is maintained.