2022 Winnipeg Election Results
Candidate in the Pembina Trails - 1 Trustee Candidates race.
Stu can be reached on social media, at [email protected], or by calling 204-226-7141.
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Stu Nixon - Pembina Trails - 1
What got you into politics?
Although becoming a member of the board of trustees is a political process, I’m not motivated politically. I’m interested in continuing to contribute to the educational experiences of the learners in our community.
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
I’ve just retired from a 35 year teaching career. The last 20 at Oak Park High School.
In addition to teaching, I’ve been the Phys Ed program leader and a coach of a very successful football program.
As a Phys Ed program leader you need to be well acquainted with staff in all subject areas. You depend upon them to help manage all extra curricular programing. Their volunteerism needs to be valued. As you get to know them you learn about their issues and concerns as educators.
As the head of a large football program your dealing with 80 athlete’s and their families, 25-30 coaches and a large number of volunteers. There are tens of thousands of dollars to be raised each year. Everyone has to be working together and supporting one another for the program to be successful.
In both of these situations you require very sharp people skills. You need to be able to work as a team. As a board member, you must also work as a team. The board and the Senior Administration Team, together.
What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?
My priority as a school trustee will be to sustain an environment in our schools that is safe, empathetic and inclusive to all learners, staff and community members. We have a diverse population of learners in our community. I have some solid thoughts regarding programming that will improve student success with struggling learners. That’s a long conversation however. More than the two hundred word limit I have here. I’ll be just one member of a large team. The current board has established an exceptionally talented Senior Administration Team. I’ve had the good fortune of working with some of them. At some point I’m sure I will have an opportunity to present my thoughts to SAT and the other board members. As a team, we will progress from there.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I’ve lived in this community for eighteen years. I’ve taught and volunteered here for twenty. I can say with confidence that over the past twenty years, I’ve committed more time to this educational community than any other candidate. I’m aware in detail of what is required at the front line level. I’m very well connected in the community.
News that mentions Stu Nixon
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October 27, 2022
CTV - ...(ELECTED) Selina Bieber Brent Amos Ward 4 Pamela Kolochuk* (ACCLAIMED) Chipalo Simunyola (ACCLAIMED) Pembina Trails School Division Ward 1 Stu Nixon (ELECTED) Linda Karn (ELECTED) Craig Stahlke (ELECTED) Donald Benson Nic Devine Dick Eastland Ward 2 David Johnson* (ELECTED) Tim Johnson*...
October 5, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...nomination papers to be filed: Pembina Trails School Division Ward 1 (three to be elected): Donald Benson, Nic Devine, Dick Eastland, Linda Karn, Stu Nixon, Craig Stahlke. Ward 2 (three to be elected): David Johnson, Tim Johnson, Christine Jolly, Todd McDougall. Ward 3 (three to be elected): Saima...
July 1, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...gym walls at Oak Park High School. It’s a proud legacy and two men — long-time varsity girls basketball coach Murray Brown and football coach Stu Nixon — were chief architects of programs that won 12 of those championship banners. On Thursday, on the last day of the 2021-22 academic year, both...
May 11, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...when nobody is watching you and good things will always happen to good people, he said. The festivities also honoured Oak Park High School coach Stu Nixon, whos retiring this year after coaching high school football for 35 years (the last two decades have been with the Raiders). Both Demski and...
May 2, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...to North Dakota. The coaching and the time they put into their athletes here is amazing. Most of the credit for Oak Parks coaching goes to Stu Nixon, who has been leading the schools football program for 20 years. Nixon coached Harris, Demski, and Oliveira, but this past season will be his last...