Q: Why do you want to become a school trustee and what experience or other qualities would you bring to the table?
A: With my track record as a Trustee and my experience working for the community, I am the exceptionally qualified candidate who will ensure the best possible outcome is achieved for our combined community’s children
I am seeking re-election for my fifth term as a school trustee. For 20 years I have been a strong advocate for our public education system, focusing on parent involvement and student achievement in the unique communities of Agassiz/Harrison Hot Springs, and Fraser Cascade School District 78 as a whole. I began as a classroom volunteer in my children’s school and progressed to the school Parent Advisory Committee, District Parent Advisory Committee, and BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, bringing a broad overview over the system forward to the Board table as your elected trustee for the Board of Education.
Q: What are your top three priorities if you were to become a trustee?
A: I will continue to work on:
Increasing graduation rates; our district is well above the provincial average for First Nations graduates. Our Alternate Center for Education is now graduating senior citizens!
Improving literacy and numeracy skills for all students.
Grade-to-grade transition rates and preparation for post-secondary education, trades, and future jobs.
Q: What education issues do you see as problematic now, and what could be done to address them?
A: Your Board of Education has been a good steward of public education dollars. We currently have a $4,000,000 contingency fund and great care needs to be taken to ensure the expenditure of these funds remains transparent, consultative, and utilized district wide for student success.