I was very proud to be the first support staff member to have ever been elected as a Trustee and then the only first-term Trustee to be elected as Chairperson of the WRDSB in December 2018. In December 2019 I was re-elected by my fellow Trustees to serve a second term as Chairperson of the Board. I continued serving as Past Chairperson and then as Trustee for the remainder of my term.

IMPORTANT ISSUES

Student achievement and well-being is the primary focus for Trustees. However, we also have other important issues that require attention. Some of the issues I will be focusing on include (not in order of priority) :

  • Student Achievement & Well-Being;

  • Lobby for increased funding/programming for student & staff mental health;

  • Improved air quality in our classrooms/schools;

  • Increasing test scores and our focus on academic excellence for all;

  • Safe Schools for ALL;

  • Focus on Equity & Inclusion as mandated by the Ministry of Education;

  • Director of Education Performance Appraisal;

  • Safety of Students and Staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic;

  • Focus on Pandemic recovery;

  • COVID-19 and the ongoing impacts on mental health and education

  • Contract Negotiations with our Union Partners.

As a Trustee, my goal is to encourage and foster communication in an atmosphere of mutual respect.