As your School Trustee, I have successfully:

At the School Level:

  • Worked with parents, the City and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Sustainability Office to address traffic safety issues, especially around Kennedy PS, David Lewis PS, North Bridlewood Jr and the Village Green community

  • Advocated for funding to repair and expand over-crowded local schools

  • Expanded French immersion and extended programs to Pauline Johnson Jr and Highland Heights Jr

  • Brought in SHRRP mentorship programs in 5 high schools breaking down achievement gap for Asian students

  • Created the annual Eco Fair in our community to promote global citizenship in environmental  protection

  • Initiated the ‘Arts Intersection’ project engaging parents, students and schools to address well-being through the arts

  • Worked with advocacy groups to lobby for equitable access to multilingual education


At the Board Level:     

  • Advocated for equitable access to programs and support for under-served students while having high expectations for all

  • Helped to create the position of Integrity Commissioner at TDSB, the first Ontario school board having an independent Office of Integrity Commissioner

  • Continued to fight for Education Development Charges and other funding to repair local schools and schools across the Board

  • Pushed the City to bring in road safety plans as soon as possible and to as many schools as possible

  • Worked with the Environmental Sustainability Committee to introduce the innovative Outdoor Play and Learning Program (OPAL)

  • Fought the City to stop increasing school-based childcare fees

  • Worked with senior staff to provide students, parents and the community with easier access to information, and to make sure their voices are heard in the development of the Equity Policy and the Multi-Year Strategic Plan.


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