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Like many of you, I’ve lived in St. Paul’s for most of my life. I was a student during the tumultuous Harris years and experienced firsthand what it was like to have an education system in turmoil. I worked with everyone from parents and students to teachers and trustees to make the best of that bad situation.
Having grappled with school closure, increased class sizes and labour strife, it made me resolve to do better for the next generation of learners.
Today I’m working to make St. Paul’s stronger. I’m the chair of the board of a local drop-in centre, a director on the Toronto Public Library Board and vice-chair of the community coalition that earlier this year saved the Winona/McMurrich swimming pool from closure and now offers swim classes for children.
I’m running for school trustee because I believe in the power of public education: its power to give our kids the push they need to get on the right track for life; its power to create strong and safe communities by using the local school as a central hub; and its power to build acceptance across our diverse communities through fostering mutual understanding and respect.
Strong public schools will help all our kids achieve their potential and keep our community vibrant. If you share this vision, I ask you to join me. Help me advance our shared vision by making a donation, volunteering on this campaign, or simply signing up for our email list.
I look forward to discussing my vision for public education with you over the coming months and hope you will share your vision with me. Together we can overcome the challenges that face our schools today.
Thank you for your support,