DAVE STATHERS Summerland
Stathers retired from teaching last June, but is still passionate for education and students and is running for a spot on the Okanagan Skaha School District. His stellar 30-year teaching career at Summerland Secondary School included donating his time as coach of the basketball team.
Stathers’ platform is putting Summerland first, something that’s been sadly lacking over the past four years. He promises to battle to keep Trout Creek School open (which was scheduled to close) and to lobby for long-overdue upgrades to the high school’s gymnasium.
His own kids went through the school and he lived a dream when in the final year of his career, one of his colleagues was his daughter, Melissa.
His professional career extended beyond teaching. In his 20s, he was a journalist for nearly a decade.