DAVE STATHERS Sum­mer­land

The Daily Courier - - OKANAGAN -

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.

Stathers

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