There are seven seats on the Executive reflecting both rural and urban representation.

The term of office is three years.  All Executive Members serve as volunteers.

The Executive is responsible for managing the affairs of AYSCBC. This involves the operation and maintenance of the organization as well as responding to member needs and issues in public education.

Our Executive Members:

  • have a genuine commitment to striving for high quality public education for all children;
  • participate in meetings, discussions and decision-making;
  • are familiar with the Constitution, Bylaws and all policies governing the Association;
  • abide by the Code of Conduct and the Conflict of Interest guidelines;
  • carry out all responsibilities in good faith and in the best interests of the Association.

Filling Vacant Seats Policy

Executive Nomination Form

AYSCBC Executive Members Terms of Reference

BAYSCBC Constitution and Bylaws

AYSCBC Code of Conduct Policy

AYSCBC Conflict of Interest Policy

Information for Candidates


Executive Members for the 2022-2025 Term of Office

Sandra Henderson
Sandra Journeaux Henderson CM began Yukon’s first Early French Immersion program in 1981 at Whitehorse Elementary school (WES).  In 1984, she began the French Fir language program, known then as the Programme Cadre, also at WES.  Sandra has 52 years education experience in public schools in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan and the Yukon.  Since retiring in 2007, she has and continues to tutor students from grades 3-12 in both Immersion and Core French.  She also works to prepare students for the DELF program which offers a diploma, with currency, on successful completion of the DELF exams written at any Alliance Française Centre in Canada.

Sandra has served on the FH Collins School Council since 2007 as a member and chair.  She is a dedicated professional and has a sincere interest in serving students and educators at the school. Standards and Assessment are two areas which attract her enthusiasm and energy.  Ensuring that every student’s academic needs are served that will enhance their journey to the career of their choice has and continues to be a priority for Sandra as is providing a positive and safe learning environment for all students. 

Over the years, Sandra has been an active member of various education committees related to the curriculum redesign which Yukon schools are now adopting.  With the changes brought about by British Columbia, Yukon Education has accepted to implement the New Curriculum, Teacher Evaluation and Student Assessment throughout the Territory’s Schools.

Sandra has been an active member of AYSCBC for well over ten years.  "I am excited to have a diverse representation on the Association comprising rural and urban members who bring their experience and voice to our table regarding each of their school’s community hopes and dreams for their students. I look forward to continuing to serve as the Chair and am available to address any concern you might have with the delivery and environment of your child’s education.”



Jerry Zahora - Secretary / Treasurer
Brent McDonald - Vice Chair 
Paul Sahagian - Director
Robin Smarch - Director
Jessie Dawson - Director
There is currently one vacant position (Director) on the Executive.