Minister of Education
The Honourable Adriana LaGrange was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Red Deer-North on April 16, 2019. She was appointed Minister of Education on April 30, 2019.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, she was a trustee for the Red Deer Catholic regional school division for over 11 years, during which time she held every position, including board chair and provincial negotiator. She held the position of provincial president of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association from 2015 to 2018 and vice-president of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association from 2017 to 2018.
Between 1981 and 2006 MLA LaGrange intermittently worked for the Michener Centre in Red Deer, where she filled various roles, including as a shift charge, behavioural specialist and social academic.
She has also been involved in managing the family farm and the trucking division of a hog farm partnership since 1984.
Over the years she has received numerous accolades for her community work, including having accepted the friend of the Alberta School Councils’ Association award in 2017 and the St. Thomas More award in 2018. She has also been recognized by the Michener Centre for her avid volunteerism.
She was born in Guelph, Ontario, and holds an honours diploma in rehabilitative studies from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.
She is a wife, mother of seven and proud grandmother of four.
She was the 924th Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
March 3, 2020