Married to Danielle Low (Rollingson) (2006). Claire (15, LCI), Lucy (12, GPMS). Naz-e the dog (pronounced like “Wall-E”)
My Low Family: 6 siblings. 23 nieces and nephews.
My Rollingson Family: 6 siblings 8 nieces and nephews
I believe the Family is the fundamental unit of society, and that individuals, schools, communities, and nations thrive when laws and policies are focused on bettering the family, in all forms, shapes and sizes.
I graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2007 (convocated in 08) with my degree in Business. I love business and love learning the principles that make my business better. One reason I love my business is I get to listen to audio books. I love to learn.
I started my painting business in 2004. I have had a business partner since 2013. We operated Ferguson paint the paint store until we shut it down in 2017. But we learned so much through that challenging time and continue to joyfully provide painting services to individuals and businesses in Lethbridge and surrounding areas.
I began sports as a child. Playing soccer, baseball, basketball and ground hockey. Having so many brothers made it very easy.
In Junior High I began competitive volleyball, basketball, badminton, cross country, and track and field. In High school I continued playing volleyball, basketball, soccer and badminton.
I was part of many great teams coached by great coaches I feel deep gratitude for.
To this day I continue to play many sports and try and develop new talents despite being 41 years old. (Thank goodness for skiing and Golf, that are so technical I have so much to learn)
Musical Theatre and Art
I grew up taking Piano Lessons. When I quit that, I continued being part of Lethbridge Musical Theatre, singing in many ‘Star Singer’ groups, and performing in front of Live audiences across various venues in Southern Alberta. I was part of the large productions of “Oliver!” and “The Wizard of Oz”.
I still love watching and listening to local school productions and Broadway productions. My favorite is definitely Les Miserables.
A few years ago I took up the piano again so now can say I play the piano. I am also learning to play the Guitar.
My wife and I enjoy doing Pottery, painting, and even will do an occasional origami session.
Statement of beliefs
Think High Vote Low for Public School Board on October 18 2021
4 High Values
Attitude of Gratitude
Longing for Learning
Willingness to Work
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4 HIGH Values
“She created in her room an atmosphere where warmth and acceptance weave their magic spell, where growth and learning, the soaring of the imagination, and the spirit of the young are assured”
I believe the ‘unwritten’ goal within Public Education should consist of 4 Attributes. I call these the HIGH attributes. The “THINK HIGH”. The reason why teachers teach and coaches coach.
Our amazing teachers operate within the written curriculum to teach facts & fundamentals. But the ultimate learning objective is These 4 attributes:
Longing for Learning
Attitude of Gratitude
Willingness to work
Devotion to discipline
Communities and Societies THRIVE when there is a synergistic focus on these 4 “HIGH” attributes. A thriving community must be built on fundamentals. A thriving education system teaches fundamentals of knowledge like Numeracy, Literacy, Citizenship, and practical skills. It also teaches fundamental attributes like the 4 HIGH Attributes.
Enhanced communication approach between parents with Board members. Let teachers teach.
Enhance synergy within the board itself.
Establish systems where teachers can focus more on teaching
Views on funding
School boards should focus on what's best for the kids. Teachers are on the front lines and have the insight needed for this to happen. Frequent open and honest discussions with the teachers on the front lines is what I believe to be an essential action all school boards should take.
The existing funding situation I cannot comment on at this point until I have greater insight I will keep it at that.
How learning conditions can be improved
Focus on the fundamentals.
How can curriculums be fundamentals driven?
How can we set the stage so teachers can focus more on teaching?
An increased dialogue between board members and teachers can happen simply by establishing Facebook and Twitter and YouTube accounts with frequent updates. Users can follow. Dialogue can be easy and frequent.
How trustees and school boards can best support teachers
Communicate. Communicate with them. Create channels to get the scoop openly and honestly.
Views on recently released draft curriculum
I believe there is much in the UCP Draft Curriculum that needs to be adjusted.
As a member of the school board I will advocate on behalf of the many teachers I communicate directly with. I will work together as a team player with all other trustees to solidify the actions we need to take to ensure the material being taught meets the majority approval of teachers and parents.
How to encourage and facilitate the calls to action as outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
In each of their 'Calls to Action' The Truth and Reconciliation Commission specifically mention who they are calling to action.
I am running for school board. So I will answer the specific call to action regarding public education.
Out of the current 94 CTA's, there is one that calls out municipal government regarding public education.
"We call upon federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments to provide education to public servants on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism"
As a member of the Lethbridge School board I will ensure this education is being provided to public servants in addition to keeping myself informed and involved so that I can be a sharp advocate for Indigenous students success.Visit website