Jordan Watters

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Biography

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Jordan Watters has served as an SD61 school trustee since 2014. Jordan stepped into this role because she is passionate about safe, caring, and inclusive public schools where all students feel seen and supported. As an advocate for public education, Jordan is a strong voice for a fully-funded education system.

Jordan brings over 14 years experience in policy development, research, and stakeholder engagement to the table. Jordan recently joined the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions where she works in the Overdose Emergency Response Centre on harm reduction policy. Jordan’s commitment to climate action is reflected in her role as a Director of Sierra Club BC.

Jordan holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Gender Studies from Bishop's University. She has researched, lectured, and published in the fields of Gender, Education, Critical Disability Studies and Law.

Jordan and her family are grateful to the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples upon whose territories they make their home.

Reason for running

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Inclusive Schools = Thriving Communities

I am passionate about safe, caring, and inclusive communities, and I know the best way to get there is by creating safe, caring and inclusive schools. As the mother of three children attending public schools, I am deeply invested in ensuring that our schools are enriched and welcoming spaces where all students feel seen and supported. When students do not feel safe to be themselves, their learning is deeply impacted. I am passionate about a school district where each student is empowered to reach their full potential, and where teachers and staff have the resources they need to make that happen.

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