Crawford Plains School was named after Neil Crawford, an Edmonton MLA and Cabinet Minister. Neil Crawford Served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1971-1989. The Neil Crawford Centre, a Government of Alberta Centre in Edmonton, was also named after him. Following his retirement he fought a courageous battle with Lou Gehrigs disease.
The school opened in 1983, and was at one time the largest elementary school in Edmonton. Neil Crawford’s spirit lives on in the students through the strength, courage and character that they demonstrate when striving for academic success.
School Trustee Jan Sawyer
WARD: I Term 2021-2025
Jan (she/her) was an educator and school principal before retiring in December 2020. Feeling she had more to give to public education, she ran as a Trustee and is honoured to serve the constituents of Ward I.
Jan has a masters of education in educational leadership and comes from a long line of educators. She believes schools should be community hubs and that they should feel like a second home for students and their families.
As a Trustee, she hopes to continue supporting a strong public school system by lobbying the provincial government for increased funding for special needs education, infrastructure and staffing. She looks forward to listening to families and students to best represent their needs in the Division.