Inclusion: Every person deserves to feel safe and a sense of belonging.
Equity: When we are honest about where and why disparities exist, and center the needs of community members who face the most barriers, everyone benefits.
Community Care: A culture of community care creates psychological safety which is a key condition for both positive mental health and educational excellence.
Engagement: Having Trustees that are parenting young children in our district schools makes sense! We offer daily on the ground connection which increases all-directional engagement between students, parents, teachers and the Board.
Innovation: To face the climate crisis and the many societal challenges our students are set to inherit they will need innovative future forward ways of working to solve problems and stay hopeful.
I grew up, as an uninvited white settler, on these sacred lands of our Hul’qumi’num speaking Indigenous hosts. In 2004 I graduated and left our community; for 14 years I studied abroad, achieved my dream of being a working professional actor and then I landed the most dynamic role of my lifetime - mother to my 3 children. While I had the opportunity to live in several big cities and become inspired and empowered by incredible and diverse mentors, I was homesick for this place every day until I returned with my husband and children in 2018.
Reason for running
As a parent of school aged children I am passionate about our School District and the important decisions being made that impact all of our children, educators and the larger community. As the daughter of a recently retired career educator, who grew up playing My Little Ponies at the back of a Biology Lab, I understand the day in day out reality of a teacher. As a family support worker and perinatal educator, I am adept at listening to the concerns, questions, hopes, dreams and fears of parents. As a doula I have been trusted by many members of our community to show up, care deeply and practically support their family’s most tender and intense moments with a calm and measured presence. As a systems change advocate in an interdisciplinary field (reproductive justice) I am accustomed to problem solving in a collaborative way that also holds people and institutions accountable.