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Candidate in the 2010 Louis Riel - 2 School Ward race.
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Why did you decide to run in the 2010 school board election?
I have always valued public education and the role it plays in our communities. As a Louis Riel Trustee these past eight years, I have worked hard to ensure that our division is a diverse, supportive environment for children and learning.
What experience will you bring to complement your role as school trustee?
I have served on the Louis Riel Board since the amalgamation of 2002. During that time I have been Chair of the Board, Vice Chair, Finance Chair and Chair of Negotiations. I sat on committees that conducted public consultations of the division wide lunch program and negotiated access agreements for the division’s changing role at Winnipeg Technical College. I continue to serve provincially with the Manitoba School Boards Association Schools Insurance Committee (MSI) and have chaired that committee for the past four years. Prior to my involvement with the Louis Riel School Division, I served in a variety of volunteer boards and positions including St. Boniface St. Vital Rotary Club, Jocelyn House fundraising and a Past President of the St. Vital Curling Club.
What are the major issues you would like to stand for and why did you choose these issues?
My campaign literature confirms that trustees need to actively engage community and work cooperatively to build on what has been a successful nurturing of our division and community of schools. Sometimes the role of a trustee requires difficult decisions and the public deserves a trustee that can make those decisions with compassion and consideration of some widely divergent points of view. To facilitate this I remain accessible and open to the broader community. On more than one occasion, residents have felt very comfortable to walk in the door of my business office at 755 St. Mary’s Rd. and know that I have been here to listen to them.
Is there anything in particular you would like to change in your school division? In your ward?
Louis Riel is a provincial leader in student service supports, French immersion, student evaluation & assessment and staff supports. We need to continue to focus on policies and practices that put student education and achievement first while continuing to build classroom environments that recognize the incredible diversity of our community and also remain caring & supportive of all children. All of the above was accomplished while not increasing our overall tax burden on the local homeowner, an accomplishment that we have maintained for the last three years.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Ward 2 for their support over the last eight years. It has been a privilege to be your trustee and with your kind support, I look forward to serving you again over the next four years
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