Horizon Welcomes New Mennonite Liaison Consultant

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

The Board of Trustees for Horizon School Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Tina Friesen as the new Mennonite Liaison Consultant for The Horizon School Division beginning February 22, 2021.

Ms. Friesen was born in Mexico and moved to Canada at the age of seven.  Her Canadian schooling began in Barnwell where she attended grades 2-8, moved on to WR Myers for grade 9 and then relocated to Saskatchewan where she attended Rosthern Junior College for grades 10-12. Her education sparked an interest for continued learning, a passion she is committed to today. 

From 1999 to current Ms. Friesen continued to upgrade her skills and abilities through a variety of learning opportunities both educational and employment based.  She holds a college level Business Administration Diploma and a university level Diploma in Intercultural Ministries. She worked for Newcomers to Canada and has co-opened and managed a 56 unit Assisted Living Facility and 27 suite Dementia Unit for seniors. As well, Ms. Friesen has taught English as a Second Language, First Aid & CPR, Sunday School and was a Personal Fitness Trainer. She also speaks Low German and English, understands High German and is learning Spanish.

Tina has 3 adult children that live in Saskatchewan. She states she loves learning and it is her intention to learn a new skill, both mentally and physically, every year. To date, Indoor Rock Climbing and Ballroom Dancing have been her two most favorite physical activities and taking online courses with Jim Kwik has been her most favorite learning time.

When asked to comment on how she feels about her new adventure, with The Horizon School Division, Tina states,” I am SO excited to work with the Low German Mennonite Community within the Horizon School Division. I love helping enhance people's quality of life in whatever way I can. Working within my traditional community is like icing on the cake. I remember well how difficult and confusing some things were when my family moved here. I am pleased to be able to make that transition into a new country a little easier.”

The Board of Trustees is confident Tina’s experiences will engage and empower our students as they gain the knowledge and skills to be contributing citizens and foster a desire to be life-long learning.

Please help us in welcoming Tina to Team Horizon!

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