Linda Hamel, a longtime teacher and principal in the Mission Public School District, has announced that she has entered the race for school trustee.
Hamel began as an educator in the MPSD starting in 1989 and has been a teacher of all levels from Kindergarten to Grade 12. She moved on to serve as a vice-principal and principal for the past 15 years.
“I’m looking forward to applying the experience and skills I’ve obtained in my career as an educator for 32 years as an elected school trustee for MPSD,” Hamel stated in a press release. “My three adult children attended and graduated from Mission schools. They received an excellent education from the dedicated staff of MPSD. My goal is to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn in an effective, supportive and safe school environment.”
Hamel added that she believes she understands the issues that need to be addressed to help students succeed.
Her four key points to improve the educational experience for students include:
Ensuring schools are safe places for learning to take place
Ensuring students have access to quality instruction and resources
Ensuring staff feel safe and supported in the workplace
Fostering relationships in a culturally sensitive manner
For more information on Hamel, visit her website lindahamelfortrustee.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The election is set for Saturday, Oct. 15.