Meet the Board of Directors
Lorne Young:
L.N.E.S. Board Chair
After completing a 33 year career as a teacher and principal with St. Paul Education Regional Division, I became a School Trustee with St. Paul Education in the fall of 2013.  I am currently in my third year on the LNES Board as a representative of the Alberta School Boards Association and wholeheartedly support the excellent work being supported by L.N.E.S.
Representing the Alberta School Board Association
Jean Murie:
Board Vice Chair
I work at Vermilion Elementary School in Buffalo Trail Public Schools. I am the Instructional Aide representative on the Learning Network Board. I have been an aide for almost 25 years. I love working with kids of all ages but especially love the younger ones. I get hugs and high fives throughout the day. When they ask me when I'm coming to their room is the best part of my day. I can't wait to get to work the next day to see the kids. I'm just as excited as the kids when they experience that “light bulb moment” and grasp a new concept. That's when all the hard work you have done, to help them, is worth it.
Representing Educational Assistants
Dalane Imeson:
I am an Assistant Superintendent for St. Paul Education Regional Division #1.  I have 25 years of experience in education as a teacher, vice-principal, principal, and six years in my current role.  My main duties now are in the areas of student assessment, curriculum, new teacher mentorship, and FNMI education.
Representing the College of Alberta School Superintendents
Bob Brown:
Bob Brown CMA, CPA, CSBO is the Secretary-Treasurer for Buffalo Trail Public Schools.
Representing the Association of School Business Officials of Alberta.
Joanne McDonald:
I am passionate about student success and pathways for students. My journey into post-secondary started with a two year program in Child and Youth Care for a wonderful group of students in Onion Lake. I have been with Lakeland College in the area of Human Services for almost 20 years. I value the importance of collaboration, creativity and innovation in expanding opportunities for students. I am thrilled when I get the chance to see a student progress, gain confidence and succeed.
Representing Post Secondary
April-Dawn Fabbro:
I have been an Administrative Assistant at Vera M. Welsh Elementary School for the past 10 years and also have a certificate in Early Childhood Development. I am very passionate about my job and love working with all the students and staff. I believe that professional development is very important in all roles when working in education and I am very proud to be part of the Learning Network Educational Services.
Representing Administrative Assistants
Neil Markham:
I have been in education for just over 35 years and still consider myself an active learner. I am passionate about working with fellow educators and stakeholders in education with the intent of learning from one another for the benefit of the students that we serve. I currently serve as the Education Director for Tribal Chiefs Education Foundation and am honored to provide services and supports to our six member First Nations as well as collaborating with our neighboring provincial partners. Serving on the Learning Network’s Board of Directors and its Advisory Committee has provided me with an opportunity to provide First Nations’ perspectives on Indigenous issues such as Indian Residential Schools, language and culture, discrimination and reconciliation.
Representing First Nations Education
Ex-officio non-voting member, Representing the Minister of Education
Brent Allen:
Executive Director
Brent retired from teaching after spending 33 years working for Buffalo Trail Public Schools where he had the privilege of working in the classroom, counseling and administration. He very much believes that the most important investment we can make for our students is in professional learning support for their teachers. Teachers and teaching always has been, and always will be, the most influential way we have of directly impacting the future!
Ex-officio non-voting member
Alberta School Councils’ Association