Marcia Hole (Trustee)Marcia Hole (Trustee)

About Marcia

Marcia grew up in rural Alberta and attended school in Sturgeon School Division. Later on in her educational journey, Marcia graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Ed. Marcia feels fortunate to be able to dedicate all her professional efforts at this time to serving on the Board of Trustees at Edmonton Public Schools.

Marcia has deep gratitude for, and appreciation of, volunteers who give back and she’s proud of the 18 years she spent volunteering on her kids’ school councils. That work led to a position with the Alberta School Councils’ Association as an instructor/facilitator, which is what she was doing prior to being elected as a trustee.

Fun fact! Marcia is the proud co-recipient of an EPSB Recognition Award for an event her committee planned that donated proceeds to the Foundation.

Marcia is excited to listen, learn and try to spread the word about the great work of the Foundation and its capacity to create a positive, long-lasting impact for so many students and families. Marcia is passionate about removing barriers that students and families in our community face in order to help create more equitable opportunities, and inclusive spaces. Approaching this work from a strength based model, and celebrating diversity, is important to her as a reminder that everyone has valuable contributions to make.

In her free time, Marcia loves spending time in the river valley, whether on foot, standup paddle-board or bike. She’s been part of the same bookclub for 24 years and enjoys sewing and making jewelry as a creative outlet.

A few fun questions

Q: What is your favourite children’s book?

A: A principal friend recommended ’Noticing’ by Kobi Yamada for Read-In week this year. It’s simple and yet incredibly thought provoking for readers of all ages.

Q: What was your favourite subject in school and why?

A: Social Studies, largely because of the fabulous teacher I had in Jr. High. I enjoyed learning about different political and economic systems, but I found it fascinating to learn about how other societies and cultures experience the world.

Q: Do you have a favorite memory from school?

A: My favourite memory spans a decade and two different Social Studies classes many miles apart.

In my Grade 9 Social Studies class our teacher had us cutting out the components of paper cars, and pasting them together in an effort to teach us about the benefits and challenges of the assembly line. While it seemed overly simplistic at the time, it clearly left an impression. About ten years later I found myself teaching the same unit, and I decided to recreate the activity for students in my SS 9 class.

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