Janet Foord's leadership with school boards has now reached the national level.
Foord, who is in her first term as the president of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA), has now been elected as the vice-president of the Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA).
It's a one-year term that takes effect in July.
"I started with the local board, and then went to the division board of trustees, and then to the provincial executive and now to the national board of directors," she said.
She joined the CSBA about a year ago, when she was chosen as the SSBA's delegate for the national board. Now she's one of the top trustees with the CSBA.
"I'm looking forward to it," said Foord. "It's going to be a learning curve, and it's an exciting time for the CSBA."
The CSBA has just developed a strategic plan. Details will be released soon. Foord said she is looking forward to when the document goes public.
She is also excited with the networking opportunities created by sitting on the national board.
"We don't work in isolation," said Foord. "A lot of what's happening in Saskatchewan has either happened in the other provinces, or is (happening). We're never in isolation. We just seem to follow each other."
She hasn't decided whether she'll seek the president's term once her time as vice-president is finished.
Foord has more than 25 years of school board experience. In addition to her provincial and national duties, she is one of two Estevan delegates for the South East Cornerstone School Division's board.