Board Team Members
Chairperson - (elected from City of Yorkton)
My name is Patricia Zaryski. In 2001, my family and I moved to Yorkton where we had the privilege of enrolling our two daughters, Tannis and Jamie, in the Catholic School Division. While in Yorkton, my career in dentistry continued; I am a Certified Dental Assistant, employed by Prairie Smiles Dental Office. I have worked in dentistry for the past 35 years. My interest in Catholic education led me to be involved in the formation of the Rural Catholic School Division in Yorkton rural in 2006. This Yorkton Rural Division later amalgamated with four other divisions to form Christ the Teacher Catholic School Division. In 2008, I was elected as a board member and have remained an active board member for 12 years. As a board member, I enrolled in the Professional Director Certification Program from Brown Governance in 2015. It has been a wonderful journey, learning so much in the world of governance, education and policy. I am proud to be Catholic and follow my faith journey. I believe there is so much more to come. Believe…Belong… Become
Vice-Chairperson - (elected from Subdivision No. 2 - Melville Rural)
My name is Monique Chaban and I have been the Melville Rural Board Member since 2016. Throughout our children’s education I have been involved in the School Community Councils at St. Henry’s Jr. School and St. Henry’s Sr. School. I have also participated in the Canadian Parents for French – Melville Chapter at St. Henry’s Jr. School when it was an active committee. I am currently the Human Resource Manager at Horizon Credit Union. My husband, Tim, and I have been married for 22 years. We have two children, Dillon and Madison. Dillon is 20 and working in Bonnyville, AB and Madison is in Grade 8 attending St. Henry’s Sr. School. As a parent, I was fortunate to have the option to provide our children with Catholic faith-based education. As a trustee, I have had the fortune to grow in my faith and ensure that Catholic values and principles are visible in our schools. I am looking forward to seeing what the future of Catholic Education has to offer the students and how it contributes to their successes and achievements.
Trustee - (elected from Subdivision No. 1 - Theodore)
My name is Erin Gibson and I was born, raised and still reside on the same farm near the town of Theodore. After graduation I attended the University of Regina and Keyano College obtaining my diploma in Environmental Technology. In 2008, I married Dave Gibson and we have 4 children – Riley, Ronnie, Lottie and Olly. All of our children attend St. Theodore School. For the past 10 years and currently, I work for my family’s company, Ungar Construction and also own and operate West Birch Farm. I am very proud to be a Christ the Teacher Trustee since 2012.
Trustee - (elected from City of Melville)
My name is Brian Hicke and I have been a board member from Melville since the 2015 election. My wife of 52 years is Helen (yes, the Slow Helen of Waverley Hotel Steak Pit fame in Melville). Our four children (Jillian, Kenton, Daniel, and Cameron) are all married, three with families, and earning a living right here in Saskatchewan. They all attended St. Henry’s Catholic Schools in Melville. I am permanently retired. I was a teacher for thirteen years, two years as a Principal (in Stockholm, SK.; Inuvik, NWT) and eight years in the Catholic high school system in Saskatoon. After quitting teaching, Helen and I bought the Waverley Hotel in Melville, which we operated as a steak pit, restaurant, and bar business for thirty years, until we sold, eight years ago, and retired in Melville. I have always been involved in our community, and being a School Board trustee is one more way that I can contribute (I am also presently the Chair of the Finance Committee of St. Henry’s Catholic Church). School Boards represent the parents and the taxpayers. That’s our job, and I enjoy serving in that capacity.
Trustee - (elected from City of Yorkton)
My name is Jerome Niezgoda. I was first elected to the Yorkton Catholic School Division in 2000 and am the only remaining member from the legacy Board. My wife Barb and I moved to Yorkton with our three daughters, Heather, Brooke and Megan in 1991 while our fourth daughter Emily was born here. Our daughters attended St. Alphonsus School and Sacred Heart High School. We became members of St. Gerard Parish when we moved to Yorkton and I continue to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion, Communion Minister to patients in the hospital and as a Lay Presider. My faith has been enriched by my experience in our parish as well as St. Mary’s parish and through my experience as a Catholic School Trustee. Today, all four of our daughters are married, continue to reside in Yorkton and two have blessed us with additions to the family; granddaughter Livia and grandson Leo. I now have a new perspective and interest in Catholic Education watching our grandchildren develop and grow. It is such an amazing experience to have grandchildren and my hopes and prayers are to celebrate their graduations from Sacred Heart High School! We are blessed to enjoy the gift of Catholic Education and I am proud to serve as a trustee in the mission of Catholic Education with Christ the Teacher Catholic School Division.
Trustee (elected from City of Yorkton)
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Trustee - (elected from Subdivision No. 3 - Yorkton Rural)
My name is Dwight Guy and I have been a board Member since 2012. Jackie, my wife of 25 years, and I are blessed to have seven children: Nathan, Justin, Alexis, and Kassidy (living in Saskatoon after graduating from Sacred Heart High School) and Savannah, Bethany, and Isabelle still attending schools within Christ the Teacher Catholic School Division in Yorkton. We have been proud and involved parishioners at St. Gerard’s Parish since 1993. I work as an industrial mechanic for Mosaic at K1 in Esterhazy. Although, I have never been employed in the education system, I believe that education is a life long journey. My education journey has led me to be a board member, where I had the opportunity to be enrolled in the Professional Director Certification Program from Brown Governance in 2014. When asked what we do as a Board, I usually reply that we ensure that the ingredients are available so that administration can complete the appropriate recipes for a strong Catholic Education for those in our division by working with students and connecting with parents.
(elected from City of Melville)
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