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Why I'm running for TVDSB trustee (redux)

People are motivated to seek an elected position for a variety of reasons. For me, it's simple: I want to keep making a difference in our community in a way that best uses my skills and experience.


For 22 years, I have been involved in one way or another with TVDSB. I've worn many hats: educator, leader, advocate, advisor, community member.


In my various roles I have seen the many successes of the board - and also where there is room for growth and improvement. In the past, I've celebrated the successes and I've shared my most significant concerns publicly. More often, when I have felt input or feedback is important, I have provided it through communication with trustees and staff.

I'm committed to making sure children have what they need to be their best selves.

From my advocacy role in the community, I think it's clear that I am a committed to making sure children have what they need to be their best selves. While questioning decisions or raising concerns may seem critical, I believe that raising concerns and speaking up is necessary when one has expertise and can influence our system to improve outcomes for our community.


I am able to make the role of trustee my #1 priority, so it's not just that I have a lot to offer as trustee: I can dedicate the time that's necessary to put my skills and experience to use for the benefit of the community.

I'm committed to continued work to make sure TVDSB has the best public education we can offer the community. I have the skills, experience, passion, and dedication to serve our community well - and I plan to serve for as long as I'm needed and elected. It's fortunate that I am able to make the role of trustee my #1 work priority, so it's not just that I have a lot to offer as a trustee: I can dedicate the time that's necessary to put my skills and experience to use for the benefit of the community.


This is the short answer (and therefore incomplete) answer. You can learn more about me, how I take meaningful action to make change in our community, and what skills and experiences I bring to the role by reading other posts on my blog, reading my About Me page, checking out what others are saying about my candidacy, or calling/texting me at 519-868-8538. I'm also available at beth@maitrustee.ca and can be found online every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm until election day to hear what matters to you in public education.




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