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.

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