I chose to run in this election for Public School Trustee because I am concerned with the direction our current school board is taking us. Neighbourhood school closures, respect towards families, and stronger programming for students are major issues that have motivated me to run in this election. I believe we can develop an effective strategy to win back students to the public system and save our neighbourhood schools by restoring public trust and advocating programs that work for students. I believe that hard work combined with intelligent, responsible, and innovative thinking can improve our schools and help to make our public schools truly public once again.
Q2. Can you briefly describe your experience, and/or what you believe you have to offer as a candidate.
As a previous caseworker with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington, as a previous Program Director of KidQuest Camp in Stoney Creek, and as a current Big Brother, I have been active and involved in the lives of children and youth in Stoney Creek for many years. These experiences have allowed me to meet parents and school staff, and to gain an understanding of their experiences and concerns. My time spent working as a Contractor has taught me the value of standing up for the needs of students who will train outside college and university. We need school trustees who are strong, independent voices for families. I believe I am in a unique position to help put an end to partisan politics on the school board.
Constituents are welcome to contact me via email at email@example.com or by phone @ 905-973-2246.