Catholic Trustee for
Aurora, King, & Whitchurch-Stouffville
York Catholic District School Board
Thank you to all my supporters for re-electing me on October 22, 2018. For twenty-four years I have had the privilege of representing the communities of Aurora, King Township, and Whitchurch-Stouffville as a York Catholic DSB trustee. During that time I was honoured with being chosen by my fellow trustees as Chair of the Board from 1998-2015 and once again in December 2017. During these years I have witnessed many changes in pedagogy, funding and Provincial Policy and I believe that I have led the York Catholic DSB through these changes, mitigating negative impacts and taking full advantage of new initiatives, always with the focus on student success through a uniquely Catholic lens. This experience is invaluable as the York Catholic DSB establishes a positive working relationship with the newly elected Provincial government.
I pride myself on being an accessible and accountable representative, advocating and serving both my local constituents and the Catholic community of York Region. Please follow me on Facebook where I post information related to our Catholic Faith, Catholic Education, as well as school and Board initiatives.
Being a trustee is my only job and therefore I am always available by phone or by email.....to answer questions, provide advice or direction, and most importantly to advocate for those whose concerns have not been heard. I am committed to ensuring that the schools in my community are treated fairly and that parents, students, and staff have a voice.
I have worked at the municipal, regional and provincial level to build partnerships, strengthen support for Catholic Education, and advocate for equitable and adequate funding, both as Chair of the Board and as Director on the Board of the Ontario Catholic Trustees Association.
As a Catholic, I see being a trustee as my vocation in life, to serve my Catholic community, by building a strong Catholic school system, that graduates students who are called to serve The Lord and one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
My commitment to providing Catholic Education that serves the unique needs of every child while minimizing the impact of chronic under-funding
My promise to approve a Strategic Plan that puts Catholic Education, Student Achievement and Accountability at the forefront of all decision making
My commitment to providing safe learning environments while working with community partners to maximize opportunities for students
Experienced Leadership that is Accountable and Approachable