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NEW EXECUTIVE MEMBERS
The Executive is pleased to welcome Wayne Shimizu back in the role of Provincial
Director - Urban Finance. Wayne has been a very active member of MASBO, having
served three previous terms on the Executive and in other capacities including the
FRAME Committee, Minister's Advisory Committee on Education Finance, Convention
Committee, President Elect, President, Past President, Past Presidents' Council, and the
Publications Committee. In addition, Wayne has written articles for MASBO News, he has
participated as a presenter representing MASBO for various professional development
sessions, and he was the recipient of the 2013 Grey Owl award!
Wayne believes in leading by example, developing leadership abilities in others, and
thinks that it is very important for everyone to participate in the association. For many
years, Wayne has held the position of Secretary-Treasurer at Seven Oaks School Division
and has worked in education since 1984.
Outside of work, Wayne is active with his family including keeping up with the various activities of his daughters, and sports.
Abe Wiebe has been in the construction industry for most of his working career, and
with the Garden Valley School Division (GVSD) since 2009. Currently, he holds the
position of Capital Projects Supervisor, responsible for looking after all funded projects
from conception to completion. He has had the pleasure of seeing two new schools to
completion as well as many additions and renovations within GVSD. In 2014, he became
involved with Workplace Safety & Health for the division as a co-chair, and he continues
to work in both of these areas.
Abe was a student in the GVSD school system, as were his children, and now his
grandchildren! He wanted to play a part in his local school system by providing quality learning environments for our future generations. The construction of Prairie Dale
and Northlands Parkway Collegiate were challenging but also rewarding. "Now when I
walk through the schools, I am greeted by my grandchildren and I know that they, along
with the rest of the students, have more opportunities to grow through these schools
and what they offer."
As a MASBO member, Abe has been on the Resolutions Committee for the past two
years and is enjoying his new role on the Executive as Regional Director - South Interlake region.
When Abe is not at work, he enjoys golfing, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with family and friends. He believes
that, "Education is the best provision for old age."
Jake Wall has joined the MASBO Executive in the capacity of Provincial
Director - Maintenance, replacing Claude Plante. Prior to this, Jake served as the
Regional Maintenance Director - South Interlake Region and has been a MASBO
member since 2006.
He has worked for Garden Valley School Division since 1990, where he began as a head
custodian and worked through several positions until 2014 when he was promoted to
Custodial/Maintenance Supervisor. The biggest challenge in his role has been keeping
up with the growth in the division that has occurred during the last number of years.
Jake's entire career has been in the maintenance field, and it gives him a great deal of
satisfaction to be able to fix things.
Jake describes himself as a family man, and he and his wife Eleanor have three
children, all of whom have been married in the past 14 months. He travelled as far away
as Zimbabwe in order to attend their weddings! In his free time, Jake enjoys a round or
two of golf.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MASBO News - 2016
MASBO 2015–2016 Executive
Message from the MASBO President
Message from the Executive Director
MASBO’s 3 “Cs”: Collaboration – Culture – Climate
Establishing Cultures of Trust
MASBO Welcomes New Executive Members
Tom’s Next Chapter
“We Are Canadians” The Evolution of the Canadian School Business Officials’ Leadership Group
MASBO “PAL” Program – Supporting a Positive Organizational Culture
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba New Rate Model
School Divisions Form Co-operative to Share CIMS Software and Hardware
Fundamentals of Investigation
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
MASBO News - 2016