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Accomplishments from my first term in office
2018 - Present

I have spent the last four years as a member of a variety of committees, involved in many areas of the TDSB, and taking on leadership positions to ensure students and families have a strong voice at the TDSB and in public education. Some highlights of my achievements from my first term are on this page.

During my first term I have also been involved in numerous committees at the TDSB to ensure our ward has a strong voice and to make positive change at all levels. A sampling of these appointments and leadership roles can be found on the Committee Work section on this website.
  • Working with staff to bring a Middle French Immersion program to Bedford Park Public School

  • Working with staff to bring an Early French Immersion program to Thorncliffe Park at Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy (which opened this September!), ensuring equity of access to French programming for the Thorncliffe Park community

  • Sponsoring a variety of pandemic-related motions that included items such as: 
    * Calling on our Director to pave the way for the delivery of connected, interactive remote learning -- what we now refer to as synchronous teaching (May 2020)
    * Requesting the Ministry of Education provide funding to enable boards to supply devices to students at a 1:1 ratio (May 2020)
    * Pushing vaccine rollout to be opened to education workers as a priority group, with a particular focus first on staff working in congregated sites serving students with special needs and medically-fragile students (February 2021)
    * Calling for a return to semesters for the 2021-2022 school year (June 2021), to replace the quadmester part-time system of the early pandemic

  • Ensuring our community is informed by:
    * Holding community coffee mornings every 6 weeks during the school year (in person, and now virtual), to promote greater access and communication
    * Holding regular meetings with Ward 11 parent council chairs (and back to school and end of year events pre-pandemic) to facilitate their ability to network and to support their work
    * Publishing a regular e-newsletter to ensure Ward 11 parents, caregivers and community members are informed of what’s happening in our ward, our schools, and the TDSB
    * Writing a regular column for Leaside Life about board and school issues relevant to local readers

  • Helping amplify the voice of the TDSB and public education provincially as one of through my appointment by colleagues as a Director at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, which represents all publicly-funded English language school boards in Ontario

  • Serving as a member of the Midtown Working Group, where together with community partners, City and Board staff we have been working to secure a new elementary school at Yonge and Eglinton to accommodate population growth in midtown Toronto

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