School Board: Warren, Marilyn

School District 78: Warren, Marilyn - Trustee Candidate

  • Oct. 30, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Q: Why do you want to become a school trustee and what experience or other qualities would you bring to the table?

A: I have been fortunate enough to have had an exemplary education and I want every student, no matter their capabilities, background or ethnicity, to have the same opportunity.  I  have a university education and a Certificate of Hospital Administration. I served on the Fraser Valley Health Region Board of Directors as a board member and Vice-Chair.  I served as a member of  RCMP Victim Services. I was a Girl Guide leader. I have been an Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club member for 13 years, though I have recently moved to the Chilliwack Lions Club.  I serve on the Fraser Heritage Board of Directors (Kilby), as secretary. I have served  in various positions and various organizations for over 26 years and am dedicated to Community service. I was a trustee for 9 years and I think I have the experience and aptitude to serve our district once more in the capacity of school trustee.

 

Q: What are your top three priorities if you were to become a trustee?

 

A:

1. Set up a mentoring program for our teachers. We have some fantastic teachers in our district. We need to use their experience to help any who may be struggling in some area. We need to use the expertise we have.  Teachers know what other teachers need and willingly share their experiences.

 

2. Integrate students of all ages with the various community organizations. Seniors residences would be delighted to have students of any age visit them for a few moments of conversation or song. Other community groups would welcome the spirit and energy of older students to help in various areas, much as the Army Cadets or Boy Scouts do now.

 

3. Reinstate the Gifted Student Program. The ministry says there is money integrated in the per-student grant for a gifted program.However, these monies are badly needed for other programs for students who are handicapped or having trouble learning.Gifted students are usually not thought of as needing attention, but they do need to be stimulated, lest they become bored and unchallenged. They, as all students, deserve the best we can give them.

Just Posted

Man killed in shooting in Abbotsford

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team called in on Friday night

Harrison continues push for local doctor

Mayor has requested Fraser Health provide primary care services

New surcharge for Harrison boaters

Small boat launch surcharge to fund KHSAR

POLL: How should Harrison deal with goose poop?

Monday’s council meeting raised questions about the best way to handle waste around the beach

Sts’ailes First Nation to vote on land code

Land Code would remove nation from 34 sections of Indian Act

Week in Review – January 19

Movie filming, water upgrades and more

RCMP nail sex toy thief

Shop owner plays a role in arrest

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

Police arrest pair after ‘high-risk vehicle takedown’

Vancouver police say replica handgun found in alleged suspects’ vehicle

Fernie, RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

B.C.’s biggest pot plant planned for Oliver

Co-founder Tony Holler said the 700,000 sq. ft. facility would produce 100,000 kg of pot per year

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

E-cig likely the cause of townhouse fire

Smoke and fire damage but no one was hurt in Chilliwack

Train derails in Northwest B.C.

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved after coal train derailment.

Most Read