Trustee Bio Focus - Tena Lane
Posted on 05/29/2024
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Hello! My name is Tena Lane. 

Like many newcomers, it was an employment opportunity that brought my family to Winkler. I grew up in Minnesota and I met my husband, Eric, at the University of Oslo in Norway. When we married, Eric got a temporary visa permitting him to work as a physician in Winkler. Eventually we became Canadian citizens and raised three children who graduated from GVSD: Emily and Ian from GVC; Andrew from NPC.

Eric and I are thrilled to be grandparents to granddaughters Olivia and Laura, who live in Minnesota. We enjoy walks with our Golden Doodle, Sophie. Our favorite family activities are cooking and traveling. We appreciate sharing long and lively conversations over dinners with our kids, their partners, and with the many friends we have made over the years.

I have come to appreciate what is unique about our school division now more than ever. I feel it’s our caring teaching staff and our administrative leadership team that make GVSD great. Education prepares us for, and connects us to, life beyond K-12. I believe education increases opportunities and choices. I am grateful for the chance to support education in our community.