My Credentials for Serving as North Saanich's Elected School Board Trustee, Saanich School District 63
Life is a Learning Journey and We All Acquire Different Knowledge and Skills Along the Way.
I have had an interesting journey so far and look forward to the new paths that are unfolding.
As a seasoned senior leader, board director and a passionate lifelong learner, it is with great enthusiasm and confidence that I express my candidacy for School Board Trustee, representing North Saanich. If elected I am committed to do my best and will draw on every aspect of my life's experience to serve.
My professional life has been one of service, learning, growth and progression in scope and challenge. I started my career life working three part-time jobs while attending night school typing classes. This personal experience provides me with a real belief in a persons ability to succeed through different and sometimes difficult paths. I know that people have significant and often underestimated potential. A strong public education system, that supports children in exploring different pathways and realizing their potential, is fundamental to student well-being and preparing them to participate in a dynamic and changing world.
My background in public service is extensive. I served in the BC public service for 32 years including terms as Deputy Minister of Advanced Education, Provincial Comptroller General, and Associate Deputy Ministers of Finance and Environment. I also have more than 15 years of experience servicing on boards and committees. I am an experienced board director and professional accountant and recent Masters of Global Leadership graduate.
I am a 40-year resident of the Saanich Peninsula, attended school here, and raised our children with my husband in North Saanich. I was also a member of a Parent Advisory Committee. I care deeply about our children, the future they face and the legacy we leave for them.
If elected, I will leverage my public service experience, my financial expertise, my networks, and my knowledge of public sector governance, social innovation, funding and budgeting, labour relations, strategic planning, and community engagement to the benefit of our children, students, our district and our community. It would be my pleasure to serve.
Please click the View More button if you would like to review my Professional Profile.