“Catholic trustees are not simply elected politicians with responsibility for an education system. They are rather, believing Catholics called to be the stewards of faith for the children in our schools.”
§Witnesses to Faith, 1997
In 1982, I moved to Barrie with my husband and two children. Both our children are graduates of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB). To ensure my involvement in their day-to-day education, I became a volunteer at their elementary school, St John Vianney. This led me to become an Educational Assistant in the system. Following that, and for the next many years, I worked as School Office Administrator retiring from St. Nicholas School .
In 2010, I ran and was elected as a trustee for the SMCDSB representing wards 6-10. Over these last 8 years, I have acted as Chair of the board for 3 years and for 4 years as Vice-Chair. In both capacities, I served on many committees.
Trustees are elected by taxpayers to listen to the concerns and expectations of their constituents and to ensure their interests are heard at the board table. I have always worked diligently to be that representative voice of the families and staff in my wards.
I am an advocate for academic excellence, life-long learning and the personal growth of our students and staff. I have and will continue to encourage the home-school-church tradition as I believe these three partners must work together to ensure our children are socialized into our Catholic faith.
Send me a message with any questions or concerns, and I will get back to you with answers as soon I can.
4 Debra Crescent, Barrie, ON L4N 3T1, CA