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Rolf Salfert


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Rolf Salfert

Candidate in the 2010 Winnipeg - 2 (2010) School Ward race.

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Why did you decide to run in the 2010 school board election?

  • I recently retired from the teaching profession in June, 2010.
  • I believe I have the combination of knowledge, experience and the educational background required to deal with the many different issues facing the school division.
  • After teaching for 33 years in Ward 2 of the Winnipeg School Division, I’m convinced that I can continue to make a positive contribution to the school division as a trustee on the school board.

What experience will you bring to complement your role as school trustee?

  • Having worked in a junior high, senior high or elementary setting has shown me a great deal of what issues teachers face on a consistent basis.
  • Being a classroom teacher for 33 years can only be considered an asset when talking about the role of a school trustee.
  • I would hope that people are looking for a voice of experience, from the field of education, to be a trustee on the school board.

What are the major issues you would like to stand for and why did you choose these issues?

  • Supporting Education for Sustainable Development initiatives that address global, environmental, social and economic issues.
  • Enhancing instructional and assessment strategies including the integration of technology.
  • Improve academic and behaviour support among special needs students.
  • Continue with Native awareness in addition to introducing Asian awareness.
  • Support dialogue related to additional school division amalgamations.
  • Introduce a Canadian ‘Heritage Awareness’ course in the division.

Is there anything in particular you would like to change in your school division? In your ward?

  • If Grade Nine students are considered S1 students and earning high school credits, shouldn’t they be attending high school with Grade 10, 11 and 12 students? Presently, many Grade Nine students are enrolled with Grade Seven and Eight students in Junior High schools.
  • The same applies to Grade Six students who are still in the elementary setting. Grade Six students are considered ‘Middle Year’ students and they should be in ‘Middle Year’ schools along with the Grade Sevens and Eights. Let’s eliminate the term ‘Junior High’ since the word usage is no longer relevant.
  • Elementary schools should enrol students from Nursery to Grade 5.
  • ‘Middle Year’ schools should include students from Grade 6-8 and high schools should house students from Grades 9-12.
  • The only exceptions would include schools that go from Nursery to Grade 8 and schools that would cater to both ‘Middle Year’ students and high school students. (Grades 6-12)

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

  • Born and raised in the West End. Attended John M. King, General Wolfe and Daniel McIntyre Schools.
  • Taught for 33 years in Ward 2 of the Winnipeg School Division including General Wolfe, Daniel McIntyre, Sister MacNamara and Principal Sparling Schools.
  • As a classroom teacher, I tackled my job with zealous zeal and demonstrated resourcefulness, attentiveness to students’ needs and commitment throughout my career.
  • I believe that these qualities, along with my experience in the school system as both an educator and a parent, give me the background needed to make a positive contribution as a trustee.
  • I hope you will be able to support me as your Winnipeg School Trustee for Ward 2 on October 27th.
  • If you wish to contact me, please do so at rsalfert@gmail.co

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