Experience, with a fresh perspective!
A long-time resident of Guelph, I have a deep passion for community and especially for the educational community of the Upper Grand District School Board. My husband and I have 2 boys who are proud to attend a wonderful school in the UGDSB. It is their zest for life and thirst for knowledge that keeps me focused on working towards the goal of an education system that is strong, equitable, and inclusive of all the diverse needs of our students.
In order to reach that goal, I have worked alongside of parents, teachers, administrators, Board staff, superintendents, the director, and trustees on various committees and councils. I have served as school council co-chair for the past 3 years and as the Parent Involvement Committee chair for the past 2 years. In addition, I have served as a committee member at the Board level for the Mental Health Steering Committee, the Mental Health Subcommittee, the Learning Choices Committee, the Safe, Equitable, and Inclusive Schools Steering Committee, the Strategic Plan Working Group, plus many others at our school and in our community.
My varied experiences have provided me with good insight into the challenges and the rewards of the work of the school board and I feel that this makes me an excellent choice for trustee.