for Ward 22 Public School Trustee
Jerry Chadwick

  Re-elect Jerry Chadwick

Your Public School Trustee in Ward 22 (Scarborough East)

Why vote for Jerry?   Campaign Dates
  • Integrity
  • Experience
  • Commitment
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As I seek reelection for a second term as Trustee for Ward 22, I wanted to share a few of my accomplishments and career highlights to prove that I am the best candidate for this role.

I have integrity, commitment and experience. I will continue to demonstrate these values in my second term representing Scarborough East.

I encourage you contact the staff members in your local school. Ask them if I have supported the school, the community and the staff. Ask them if I have responded quickly to issues raised by parents, community members, students and the Administrators. Ask them if they feel that their schools would benefit from having me serve them for another term.

I am a retired educator, having spent 33 years as a Teacher, Vice-Principal and Principal for the Scarborough and Toronto District School Boards. I started my teaching career at Bellmere Jr. PS. During my teaching tenure, I gained additional qualifications in Special Education, Reading and Principals’ Qualifications.

I taught in 6 other Scarborough schools before I was promoted to the role of Vice-Principal at Silver Springs P.S. Two years later, I was appointed as the Principal of Blantyre P.S. I then transferred to St. Margaret’s PS and retired after 6 years as Principal of Highcastle P.S. in 2009.

In 2010 I chose to use my experience, qualifications and training to successfully seek election in Ward 22 (City Wards 43 and 44) as TDSB Trustee. During my campaign in 2010 I committed to be a full-time Trustee when needed, visit my schools regularly, to personally respond to emails and phone calls, to be fiscally responsible with tax dollars and to champion the arts. I believe that I have followed through on these commitments.

As your Trustee, I served as Chair of the Budget Committee for 3 years. During this time, the TDSB made difficult cuts to budgets as required to provide a balanced budget as required by the Education Act. Some of my colleagues supported refusing to make cuts and to encourage the Ministry of Education to put the Board under supervision, thus abdicating our responsibilities. That is not why I sought election.

During my term, I also served as Chair of the Operations and Facilities Management Committee for two years and as Vice-Chair of the Human Resources and Professional Learning Committee.

I have been an active member of the Governance, House, Negotiations Steering and Ethics committees. I have worked on task forces including the Review of Family of Schools Organization workgroup. I have been a Trustee member of the Caring and Safe Schools Advisory Committee, the Continuing Education Advisory Committee and the Student Nutrition Advisory Committee (Co-Chair.)

I have been a TDSB appointee to serve on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Public School Boards Association, the Toronto Foundation for Student Success and The Toronto Lands Corporation.

On the personal side, I have been married to my beautiful wife, Sandy for 36 years. We have two (adult) children, Stephanie and Tim. Both continue to live and work in Toronto. My mother, Mary is a 94-year-old Veteran who lives at the Tony Stacey Centre for Veteran Care on Lawson Road in the Ward. My wife and I have lived our entire lives in Scarborough.

I ask For your support to serve you for a second term as TDSB Trustee for Ward 22, Scarborough East. If you have any questions or comments you can send them to me on email at