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Lisa Penzo

Lisa Penzo - Ward 4 Trustee (403) 519 9036 - penzol@fsd38.ab.ca

Lisa was born and raised in Calgary and after completing a Criminology Diploma from Mount Royal University, went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Law, Sociology and Anthropology with a concertation in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Carleton University.

Following university, Lisa then turned to the field of recreation and not-for-profit organizations. She excels in creating strong teams by providing leadership and mentorship to the organizations in the area of healthy child development, program planning, instructor and leader training.

Lisa is a proud mom of a high school student in the Foothills School Division and a university student and has gained valuable experience in working with children and families across multiple platforms.  She has worked directly with children, developed programs to support children and families, and trained other people to become leaders as well. 

Over the last 18 years, Lisa has been an active volunteer in her children’s schools since they took their first steps into the public education system. She has been a member of their school councils from elementary through to high school and volunteered within the schools in various roles including the hot lunch programs, field trip supervisor, reading programs, helping in the library and supporting the French language and culture activities and events. She has worked with trustees through the years in her role on School Council, building relationships with students, parents, teachers and administrators.

Lisa is committed to working on a balanced board that is transparent and accountable to its many stakeholders.  Lisa will be a strong voice for the students, teachers, parents and the greater community, all the while collaboratively working with the Board and Executive Committee in the best interest of Foothills students.

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