Cape Board

CAPE 2019-2020 Board of Directors

Janine Bide

Board Chair, Parent Representative

Mrs. Bide is the parent of two CAPE students. She was a member of the CAPE School Council until September 2012, a Board member since September 2012, vice-chair from September 2015 and Chair since the spring 2016,. She is on the CAPE Finance and Technology Committees, is CAPE’s representative on the TAAPCS Communication Committee and the Professional Learning Committee.

Janine is a partner in a local concrete foundation company, Western Foundations and is the office manager. She also works on site performing general labour, formwork installation and removal, trucking and operation of heavy equipment. She is also Construction Safety Supervisor with duties that include developing and maintaining a safety program for construction companies.

Dawna Schuler

Parent Representative

Mrs. Schuler is the parent of one child attending CAPE. She has been a Board member since September 2017.

Dawna is employed at Wahl Construction Ltd; is CET certified in Engineering Design and Drafting, SAIT; has 25 years in the industry as an estimator and project manager for a general contractor / residential / land development.

Dr. John Cherwonogrodzky

Community Representative

Dr. Cherwonogrodzky is the parent of two past CAPE students and has been a CAPE Board member since September 2015.

"Dr. John" is a retired federal scientist who specialized in countermeasures against terrorist biothreats. He has over 50 journal publications, 10 defence publications, 50 patents, 100 conference presentations, and 2 books to his credit. Special assignments have included UNSCOM, BWTC, and United Nations University. Although retired, he still keeps busy teaching courses to graduate students and presenting at conferences. He is also working on his 3rd book.

Dr. Sadia Aman

Parent Representative

Dr. Aman is the parent of 2 CAPE students. She has been a CAPE Board member since September 2017.

Sadia is a medical doctor but currently is working as administrator/manager at Salman Riaz Professional Corporation (medical office).

Sarah Chaudhary

Parent Representative

Sarah Elizabeth Chaudhary has one child attending CAPE.

Sarah is an American who immigrated to Canada in 2005 and settled in Medicine Hat. Sarah obtained her undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her law degree at Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee. She was called to the Alberta Bar in 2008 and practiced general law at Sihvon, Carter, Fisher and Berger LLP until 2010, when she started her own criminal law practice. In 2011, she became the Medicine Hat Standing Agent for the Director of Public Prosecutions. In that role she prosecuted drug offences until 2016.

Ajay Mysore Narasimba 

Parent Representative

Mr. Narasimha is new to the CAPE Board.


He moved to Medicine Hat in 2015, after his wife promised him that Medicine Hat was the best area to raise their kids and send them to school. Mr. Mysore has two “active boys”, the older one attends CAPE school and the youngest who recently turned 2 years is getting ready for CAPE.

Mr. Mysore currently works as a Board certified Speech Language Pathologist for the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. He has been working in the healthcare industry for more than 10 years. He completed his Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences specializing in Speech Language Pathology from University of Western Ontario and graduated Magna cum laude. He has an MBA from Haskayne School of Business, Calgary and was awarded the Alberta Government Scholarship for academic excellence. Ajay has had extensive volunteering experience with organizations such as Parkinson’s Society, ALS Society of Alberta and currently is a board member and a strategic advisor for “The Venturers Society”- a charitable non-profit society and a designated Community Access and Employment Preparation program for adults with developmental disabilities operating in Calgary and Medicine Hat.

Jayson O'Dell

Parent Representative

Mr. O’Dell is the parent of two CAPE students. He is new to the Board in 2019.

Jayson is employed at Raymond James as a Financial Advisor and life insurance agent.

Beata Czapla 

School Council Representative

My name is Beata Czapla. I recently moved to Medicine Hat with my daughter, Gabriella, from New Brunswick.

We live in SE Hill and this will be our permanent home.

Gabriella is in grade 5 at the CAPE school.She is very excited about the new school year.

I work in Suffield, in the Health Services branch of the Canadian Military.I have a science and medical background. I am currently finishing my Master's degree in Applied Health Research Services. I have worked on projects with autism, disability policy and service delivery.I have volunteered with the Woman's Shelter, Homeless society and Mental Health Services.

Gabriella and I, enjoy the outdoors and participating in sports activities.

In the last year, I have become interested in various tools for second language acquisition for myself and my daughter like Total Physical Response (TPR) and ESL.

I look forward to being part of the CAPE community, to work together to improve and make resources available for our children's education.


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