Women & Politics invited all women school board trustee candidates to write a brief bio so that Londoners can get to know them better. We will be posting the answers as we receive them.
I decided to run for a Trustee position because I strongly believe families need an advocate who will push for improved dialogue and more transparency when it comes to school and board decisions.
For the last 10 years, I have been volunteering and advocating for families through my role in School Councils, Home and School groups and as a member of the Thames Valley Council of Home and School Associations (TVCHSA) and Ontario Federation of Home and Schools Association. Currently, I sit on three local school councils and am a member of two committees at the Thames Valley School Board (Environmental, Think about it!). For the past three years, I have been the TVCHSA Area Chair working with 15 schools as a means to support and encourage parent engagement.
I am focused on building community and helping shape a unified and consistent approach so that we can provide feedback to our schools and board. I strongly believe that parents need a voice when it comes to decisions that affect not only the education of their children but their health, safety and social well being. With my experience and my passion, I would be honoured to represent YOUR voice.
I am a married mother of three children (all still in the public school system) and grateful for my family’s support throughout this current adventure!