Education Minister Adriana LaGrange
Minister LaGrange was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Red Deer North.
A wife, mother of seven, and proud grandmother of three, LaGrange understands the importance of the role that parents play in the development of children. She has an extensive career in helping those Albertans who face physical and mental disabilities, earning her Diploma in Rehabilitative Studies from Humber College in 1981.
LaGrange also has a pedigree as an entrepreneur, owning a trucking company, as well as running a family farm.
Adriana LaGrange was appointed as Alberta’s Education Minister on April 30, 2019. Serving as a Trustee of the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division for more than 11 years, LaGrange is well-positioned to understand the unique needs of the education system. She is committed to the development of a modern curriculum to prepare Alberta’s next generation with the skills they need to succeed.
Minister of Municipal Affairs Ric McIver
Minister McIver was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 23, 2012, as the MLA for Calgary-Hays. He was re-elected on May 5, 2015, and again on April 16, 2019. Previously, McIver has served Albertans as Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour.
A proud husband and father, McIver served 3 terms on Calgary’s City Council, bringing his experience as a business owner and family man to offer a common-sense, fiscally-responsible viewpoint to Council.
Outside his roles in elected politics, Ric has been passionate about helping Calgarians and Albertans by listening, learning, and taking sensible actions. He served on the Police Commission and as chair of the Calgary Housing Company while on Council and is a 12-year volunteer with the Calgary Stampede and supports a variety of charitable causes. His wife Christine is the founder and CEO of the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta.
Ric McIver was appointed as Alberta’s Municipal Affairs Minister on January 4, 2021. He previously served as Alberta’s Transportation Minister. Minister McIver is uniquely positioned to work in these roles, having previously served in the Transportation role, during which time he negotiated the agreement with the Tsuu T’ina Nation on the completion of the southwest portion of Calgary’s Ring Road. He will bring his experience to his portfolio as he works to get Alberta back on track and return it to a place of opportunity for all our children and grandchildren.
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development Nate Horner
Nate Horner was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the constituency of Drumheller-Stettler on April 16, 2019.
He was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development on November 5, 2021. Previous to his role as minister he served as Associate Minister of Rural Economic Development from July 8, 2021.
He previously served as the deputy chair of the Select Special Democratic Accountability Committee. He was also a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills and Private Members’ Public Bills, the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future and the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.
Before he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, he was a rancher with a cow-calf mix farm operation. He has also been an active volunteer, serving as an emergency medical responder for Dryland Emergency Medical Services Association, president of the Highway 9 Feeder Co-op Association and co-chair of the Hardgrass Bronc Match.
Mr. Horner has his ag business diploma from Olds College and his bachelor of science degree in agriculture from the University of Lethbridge. He was the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association saddle bronc champion in 2002 and 2004.
Mr. Horner and his wife, Jennifer, have two young children, Avery and Luke.
He was the 921th Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
Dr. Sabre Cherkowski
Dr. Sabre Cherkowski is Professor and Director of Graduate Programs and Research in the Okanagan School of Education at the University of British Columbia. She teaches and researches in the areas of educational leadership, professional learning and collaboration, and mentoring and coaching. She has been researching flourishing in school contexts for several years, exploring teacher and administrator wellbeing from a positive organizational perspective, and was recently awarded UBC Okanagan’s Researcher of the Year award. Sabre brings her experiences as a teacher, researcher, coach, and parent to her passion for exploring what it means to flourish in work and life.
Dr. Scott Morrison
Dr. Scott Morrison is the Superintendent of Christ the Redeemer (CTR) Catholic Schools, serving approximately 10,000 students in Okotoks, High River, Brooks, Strathmore, Canmore, Drumheller, and Oyen. Scott has served as a secondary classroom teacher, an elementary school principal, a high school principal, a division principal, and an associate superintendent. Scott is also a sessional instructor in educational psychology at St. Mary’s University in Calgary and a Leadership Quality Standards instructor with both St. Mary’s University and the University of Calgary. Scott has a Bachelor of Education. from the University of Lethbridge, a Master of Arts in Administration and Curriculum from Gonzaga University, and a Doctor of Education from William Howard Taft University. Scott has led professional development on the topics of organizational storytelling, academic achievement, creating safe and caring schools, classroom management, and educational leadership. He has also been a presenter at CASS’s Start Right and Leading for Learning conferences for over a decade. Scott lives in Calgary with his wife, Lorraine. They have three adult children, a chef, a doctoral candidate at the University of Alberta, and a laboratory technician.