There is a simple question before us:
Why should you vote for me to be a GSCS Trustee?
A simple answer:
Because my mother would be so proud of me if I got elected.
A more complex answer:
I have been
a student for 28 years of my life. The
first 4 degrees were about education. My
last degree which I will be finished in the next couple of months is my PHD in
education, so I know the theory.
this theory as I was a GSCS teacher and administrator for 31 years of my life. This was an achievement because when I
started teaching I thought I would teach for 10 years and then move to
something else. So, why did I stay for
31 years? I stayed because GSCS was and
is the best school division in the country and our country is ranked third in
the world for education. Where else was
I to go to learn my education trade.
I was raised
as a Canadian army brat and moved every 3 years of my young life until I was 17
years of age. This kind of childhood
give you itchy feet, which I scratch by travelling a lot with my wife and now
our son. Both of whom are part of the
GSCS system, my wife is currently an assistant principal at Holy Cross High
school and my son is a grade 6 student at Mother Teresa School.
In 2010 for
10 months we went for a walkabout and travelled around the world. Literally around the world we saw 39 countries. Travelling is a form of education which taught
me more than all my five degrees combined.
It opened my eyes to the importance of a good faith based education
system. It showed me how lucky we are to
have GSCS and to live in Saskatoon.
at a cross roads, the past education system was developed for the industrial
age. Society has moved into the
information age. We need our school to
reflect this change and prepare our students for the world in which they are
going to live. This is not something to fear this means we are in an exciting
fast paced time where the world has become a very small place.
information age with its quick paced communication and vast amount of information
makes a faith based approach to education so important. Our students need a foundation in which to
build themselves around and filter the vast amount of information which this
age brings. A faith foundation which
GSCS is so good at providing.
education is being attacked from a multitude of front. Christianity itself is
being attacked in some location of the world, but that is another topic for
I think the
best way for us to succeed against these attacks on GSCS is to celebrate our
successes. I know from experience that
what GSCS offers is amazing and I feel if elected I still have something to
offer in the future vision of the GSCS …and its goal of fulfilling its mission
community where we nurture faith, encourage excellence in learning and inspire
students to serve others, making the world a better place.
consider voting for me, I will do my best to make the mission statement a
It has been a few days since I have posted anything about the up and coming election...I am running for GSCS trustee in an election on October 29th, 2014. I am shaking peoples hands via social media because I think it can reach way more people than I can by ringing door bells. Please vote for me on October 29th 2014, I will do my best to represent the community and push education into the future.
In order for this to work I need people to share this to all their friends soeveryone will know to vote for Darren Cannell on October 29 2014. Thanks for working on my campaign.
Thanks in advance Hopefully GSCS Trustee Darren Cannell
The latest news in my process to becoming a Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Trustee... A candidate forum will be held on Wednesday, October 15 at E. D. Feehan Catholic High School (411 Avenue M North). There will be candidate speeches and a Q & A period with the audience. Election is on October 29th 2014 Remember to Vote for Darren Cannell
GREATER SASKATOON CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
2014 Separate School Board Trustee By-election
Name: Darren Cannell
Contact: Phone: (306) 361-5206
Other Phone: (306) 249-0309
• GSCS retired elementary and high school teacher,
• Education degrees, Masters in Distance Education
and PHD Candidate in Online Learning
• Proposed, Developed and Administered the
Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School from its
inception for 14 years.
• Arbus Award Winner – highest honour that
Saskatchewan teaching profession can confer.
• Native Survival School Teacher – (now Oskayak)
• President of Saskatchewan
Volleyball Association and Director of Volleyball
Canada for four years, head coach Largest
Saskatchewan volleyball club head coach for 10
• Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award
• Google Certified Educator
• Global Hero in Education (Microsoft Award)
• Professional award winning digital and wildlife artist
• Past Brock University Volleyball and Provincial Wheelchair Basketball Player and
currently a soccer player
• Raised in Germany, United States and Canada - Military family.
• Travel around the world to learn, and has travelled to over 80 countries
• Darren is a father and husband.
• His views on education embrace the future