I have been a resident of Guelph since 1990, an integrated member of the Upper Grand District School Board community. My husband and I have raised three girls in Guelph, 12-year-old twins and a successful 27-year-old.
I am a current member of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the Upper Grand District School Board, and have been so for the past three years. I also served on the Safe, Equitable & Inclusive Schools Steering Committee 2013-2014. A former president of the Wellington Chapter of Autism Ontario, I also spent years translating the needs of members of the Autism community in order to lobby for more social programming. I have served on parent council of my children's school for the past three years and acted as a parent rep advisor for the School Bullying Prevention Plan. In tandem with local associations and the parent council, I have successfully applied for and received several PRO-Grants, in order to support parent-guided programming and opportunities that help increase student achievement. No child is unteachable, you only have to find a way to engage their interest.
I want to serve you by being your School Trustee for Wards 2, 3, 4. I would like to put my immense experience towards helping more students in Guelph excel!
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