Candidate in the St. James - Assiniboia - Silver Heights - Booth Trustee Candidates race.
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Tracey Drexler - St. James - Assiniboia - Silver Heights - Booth
Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?
I decided to run for school trustee because I am passionate about education, my community, and making a difference. Back in 2013 I worked with the board to get a service dog policy in place that respects the human rights code. In September when my son and his service dog started middle school I was thrilled to learn there are many service dog teams throughout the division now! As a special needs mom and an education assistant I’ve seen first hand how students can thrive when they have the proper support. I want to continue to be the voice for all the students, especially the ones who can’t always speak for themselves.
What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
I bring lot of experience as a mom, advocate and education assistant.
My children are in grade 8, grade 6 and preschool. I’ve been a part of parent council since my 13 year old daughter was in preschool. I’ve been to so many IEP meetings that friends will often call me to help them prepare and or attend their children’s IEP.
I’ve worked in high schools, middle schools and even kindergarten!
What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?
I would definitely continue advocating for services such as Physiotherapy, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, counseling and all the other service that seem to be continually cut in our division.
I’d also advocate for finding ways to work within the budget without increasing taxes.
I would stand for all the issues that are important to the people in my ridding because that is what a school trustee is elected to do! I’d also be accountable to my community by keeping updates on social media. I love following some of the trustees in Winnipeg School Division on Facebook, but have been lacking that connection with the SJSD incumbents.
What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?
As a parent, especially to a student with special needs I really appreciate the time, effort, and passion that our school teams put into our children.
I really appreciate our school community and how kind and compassionate our students can be!
I appreciate the school board incumbents and all the time they volunteer to make policies to better our kids education to the best or their ability.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I really look forward to have the chance to serve my community! For more information about why I would like to be a trustee and my upcoming free community BBQ please visit my Facebook page vote Drexler 2018!
News that mentions Tracey Drexler
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October 15, 2018
Winnipeg Free Press - ...serving all of the children in the ward because “one child is no more important than another.” Silver Heights-Booth Ward (three to be elected) Tracey Drexler has lived in St. James for 18 years and is raising four children in the neighbourhood. She works as an educational assistant and has advocated for...
October 12, 2018
Winnipeg Free Press - ...injuries “litterally (sic) made my day. If that makes me a bad person (for) being happy he is in pain, so be it.” “Everyone has bad days,” Tracey Drexler said in an email to the Free Press Friday. “I’m human, I’m outspoken about the issues that effect (sic) my family and my community,” said...
September 24, 2018
Winnipeg Free Press - ...Mulvenna; • Charles Ramjug; • Cheryl Smukowich (incumbent); and • Megan Wegert. Candidates for the Silver Heights–Booth ward include: • Tracey Drexler; • Craig Glennie; • Craig Johnson (incumbent); • Craig McGregor (incumbent); • Kris Kendall; and • Bryan Metcalfe. West Winnipeg covers...