My promise to approve Budgets that support the Strategic Plan that puts Catholic Education, Student Achievement and Accountability at the forefront of all decision making
Develop strategies to improve school-parish relationships
Increase Chaplaincy to a full-time position in all high schools
Work with the Office of Vocations of the Archdiocese of Toronto to promote discernment and religious life
Participate in Ministry Curriculum Consultation advocating for: revisions to the math curriculum, funding to upgrade science labs, more opportunities for students to explore technology and skilled trades in grades 7-9, making co-op an M course so it is recognized by universities, revising the Careers course to include financial literacy (Ministry to implement Sept 2019) , and making a second phys ed credit compulsory in high school
Advocate for the Advanced Placement (AP) Program at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS-approved October 2018 for implementation September 2020
Advocate for both Advanced Placement (AP) and French Immersion programs at St. Katharine Drexel CHS, as well SHSM programs that met student needs.
Ensure that a Regional Arts program is successfully implemented in one of the high schools in Aurora or Newmarket- approved October 2018 for Sacred Heart CHS with implementation September 2020
Advocate for a late start bell time at St.Katharine Drexel CHS
Expand Continuing Education programs
Implement Equity and Inclusion Framework
Attend Ministry training in Human Rights, Ethical leadership and Good Governence
Implement next phase of Mental Health Strategy
Increase spending in Special Education and continue to lobby for more funding for Special Education and Transportation.
Implement On-line payment options for parents: field trips, hot lunches, fundraising
Implement a field refurbishment strategy
Develop strategies to increase traffic safety around schools
Implement recommendation of St. Mark CES traffic study (advocate for funding approval for capital investment from Ministry of Education)
Actively engage with the newly elected Whitchurch -Stouffville Mayor and Councillors to maximize the opportunity for partnership at the new school (possible options: town use of school gyms evenings and weekends, domed artificial turf field ) using my experience working with the Mayor and Council of the town of Aurora as a foundation for discussions.
Engage the community to develop strategies to increase enrollment in all Aurora schools
Obtain a Port-a-Pak for Holy Name CES
Be a Champion for Catholic Education