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I am currently seeking re-election as a Trustee for the New Westminster School Board. I have served as Chair of the Operations and Policy Planning Committee for the past 3.5 years. I feel strongly that I have brought a strong sense of collaboration, inclusion and community building to the school board table and have worked hard to advocate for improved funding for public education in BC. I look forward to continuing the important work of the school board to support and meet the needs of all students in our rapidly growing city.
I have a background in communications and have worked in the non-profit, public and private sectors and I'm also an entrepreneur having founded an online business dedicated to parents and thrifty living.
Reason for running
Over the years, I have taken a strong interest in local public school issues, having served on the Skwo:wech Elementary and École Glenbrook Middle School Parent Advisory Councils and by organizing the "Rally to Rebuild New Westminster Secondary School" in 2016. I am passionate about supporting public education, mental health, inclusion and equal access to programs, technology and amenities, as well as clean/safe schools. I like to think I bring a strong, “let’s get it done” attitude to the role of trustee and with the school space crisis we are currently experiencing, I have a strong desire to continue working to ensure students in New Westminster have the space they need to learn and grow to reach their fullest potential.