The Horizon School Division welcomed Irma Anderson to the Board of Education as Subdivision 11 Trustee after Horizon’s Returning Officer, Sandy Gessner, issued a notice of abandonment of poll and announced that Anderson was elected by acclamation on January 27, 2023. 

Anderson is an active community member of George Gordon First Nation and worked as an educational assistant at George Gordon Education Centre before retiring with 25 years of service in 2022. 

“I would like to congratulate Irma and welcome her to our Board of Education on behalf of my fellow trustees. Horizon will certainly benefit from her dedication to community and education,” said Horizon Board Chair Jim Hack.

“We welcome Irma back to Horizon in this new capacity and look forward to her joining the work of our Board in support of students, families, staff, and communities,” said Kevin C. Garinger, Director of Education.

Subdivision 11 is the coterminous boundary of George Gordon First Nation. Students attend George Gordon Education Centre alongside Raymore School, Punnichy Elementary Community School, and Punnichy Community High School.