BA, BEd, BEd(Inservice), OCT
Putting kids in schools first for over 35 years!
closely with Community, Superintendent and School Staff to bring the
Music Academy to Heather Hts Jr. P.S.
the students and staff at the Native Learning Centre East to find out
want in a new learning environment. Investigate various sites for new
location for the program. Resist staff’s first recommendation
establish Sir Wilfred Laurier C.I. as the best site for the new
Learning Centre East.
Education Day Debates for the candidates of Scarborough Guildwood and
Scarborough provincial elections with focus on educational issues
with School Council Chairs to review their School Statement of Needs
ensure that incoming Principals and Vice Principals meet the unique
their students and communities. (Maplewood, Mowat, West Rouge,
Howe, Centennial, Borden,Poplar Rd, Guildwood Jr., etc.)
school events such as concerts, fun fairs, Run for Dunn, Terry Fox
|6||Facilitate meetings with parents and school Admin Teams to ensure that student needs are met and that home and school are working in partnership.|
the Budget Committee overseeing a $3B budget and lead Trustees as they
difficult decisions including cutting $110 M from a single year’s
facilities staff to respond to leaking roofs at Laurier,
Highland Creek, Mowat and other schools.
community members in obtaining permits for activities
that support students such as Titans volleyball and West Rouge
that supports are in place for students and
families as Brooks Road
was closed and students sent to new schools Highcastle and Chief Dan
Provision of one year of bussing students, non-allocated Vice-Principals for first year of
both Highcastle and Chief Dan.
as Trustee Co-Chair of Student Nutrition Advisory
Commitee to ensure that students are receiving nutritious, appealing,
food at school cafeterias. Also make sure that snack and breakfast
available when needed in our schools.
|12||Act as Judge and Questioner for Family of Schools Speech Arts Competitions in two of my Families of Schools.
to community concerns about late night and summer security at West
P.S. Get extra patrols from TDSB security, locked gates at the parking
extra lighting on areas that are attracting inappropriate behaviours.
as TDSB representative on the Board of Directors for
Ontario Public School Boards Association, Toronto Foundation for
Success and Toronto Lands Corporation.
on many Expulsion Hearings, often chairing. Ensure that
students who are recommended for expulsion receive support and
while attending a program for expelled students. Also ensure that
student population at the school are safe.
community concerns expressed, ensure that exterior
lighting at the Laurier Pool is repaired and maintained.
graduations and awards assemblies for most of my schools, bring
from the Board while congratulating graduates and their families.
with the Continuing Education Department to increase
offerings in Scarborough East (Mowat, Joseph Brant) while ensuring that
interest programs are cost neutral to the board.
generous donation from the Maintenance and
Construction Skilled Trades Council and the Retired Teachers of
Scarborough East York for the Blessings in a Backpack program at St.
Metis author David Bouchard to Scarborough East to
present to students, parents and staff (Charlottetown, Joseph Brant,
CI, ER Families of Schools Principals, Laurier, etc.) Bouchard’s unique
style focuses on importance of literacy and Aboriginal Education
2 Directors of Education to Ward Forums in Ward 22 to
explain their vision for the TDSB and to answer questions for parents.
with facilities staff and contractors when the
construction projects at William G. Miller and Joseph Brant were not completed to specs and on time.
Work with Principal at Brant to ensure that pathway between Homestead
school was provided and allow families with strollers and young
to access the school.
communities dealing with traffic and parking issues
around the schools.
facilities staff to invest significant money into
refreshing and renovating at Highcastle P.S. so the new students from
are coming into a welcoming, safe environment.
the ice storm damage at Miner and Miller, ensure
that facilities staff are working to have the classrooms ready for
reentry in January.
available to respond to community questions and concerns.
Make every effort to answer emails and phone calls within 48 hours,
at Birchmount Track and Field meets, and Cross
Country Meets at Thompson Park. Umpire slo-pitch games at Joseph Howe. Referee volleyball games at Joseph Brant.
with parents to successfully apply for Parents Reaching
Out grant that brings Community Builders into a number of Ward 22
support parents and students.
Chair of Facilities Committee, lead response to media
reports about inappropriate charges to schools for simple jobs (e.g.
pencil sharpener.) Improve tracking mechanisms with use of gps in our
and increasing management team for oversight.
mediation meeting when school is struggling with
transition from the “old” to the ”new” members
of the school council.