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Education is a gift that none can take away 

 I promise to continue to be a trustee who uses budgets and financial resources to determine critical priorities for the school system.

Since 2006:

We have reduced walk to distances for all of our elementary and secondary students

We have built eight new elementary and one new secondary school and seen a rebuild of Martin Street School which honoured it's history by retaining its original facade on a new and up to date school.

I have successfully argued against motions which would see Martin Street School become a single track French Immersion school



I promise to continue  to be a trustee who provides a communication link between the community and the school board

Since 2006:

I established “SuperCouncil” – a series of meetings involving school council chairs and principals to problem solve collaboratively the many boundary reviews caused by rapid growth

I am a frequent guest at locally held federal roundtables on such topics  as mental health

I meet regularly with parents to discuss their concerns and attend all school functions I am invited to.

I have been a member of the Parent Involvement Committee

I have worked closely with our students through the Making a Change Leadership conference, Equity Summit and Inside Out conference. 

I have guided and supported Student Trustees as their Student Trustee Mentor.




 I promise to continue to be a trustee who models mutual respect and professional behaviour in  board meetings and with the school and administrative staff.

Since 2006:

I worked collaboratively with my fellow trustees  to successfully fight for a much needed bus at Brookville Public School

I have served as needed in a number of roles:

Vice Chair of the Board

Chair, Special Education Advisory Committee

Chair, Social Justice Committee

Member of Equity Advisory Committee, Policy, By Law and Governance Committee, Director’s Performance Appraisal Committee and Student Trustee Mentor

I am an active and contributing member of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association's Board of Directors (OPSBA)

I supported the Ontario Indigenous Trustees Council as the OPSBA Executive Representative

I have been actively involved in the creation and monitoring of the Board’s Strategic Plan as well as the Multi-Year Plan




I promise to promote a high quality public education system

Since 2006:

New secondary programs in Arts & Culture,  Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Social Justice and Information and communications Technology have been implemented

A primary gifted class has been created.

A new class offering a flexible timetable for high performing elementary students is now available.

Advanced placement classes are now available for secondary students

The majority of our new schools being built are opened as dual track schools, offering French Immersion as well as traditional programming


I promise I will build collaborative relationships and partnerships with political and business leaders, education partners and parent and community groups

Since 2006:

I have been elected since 2011 to represent HDSB and 6 other school boards provincially at the executive level of the Ontario Public School Board Association

I have twice been asked to accompany local political leaders to delegate the Ministry of Education on educational and growth issues

I have participated in numerous in person and virtual advocacy days at Queen's Park with MPPs and with the Minister of Education 





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