UBC – Applied Science (Engineering)
UFV – Bachelor of Business Administration
Graduated 8 to 12 Secondary School with honours and Advanced Placement
Attended K to 7 Elementary School
Attended K to 3 Rural Elementary School
President of Able Enterprises Ltd.
Previous Political Experience
Trustee Candidate for Mission Public Schools in The District of Mission for 2011
Parent advocate for traditional and choice schools
Parent advocate to stop the Closure of Durieu Elementary School
Litigate for Tax Reform in the Tax Court of Canada
For past 24 years residence is in District F of the Fraser Valley Regional District in the beautiful Hatzic Vallley East of Mission.
Hatzic Prairie, Durieu, McConnell Creak Ratepayers Association.
Married with four children – two at Hatzic Elementary, one at Jumpsmart, and one two years away from all the fun.
My passion towards investing in education is paramount and I will achieve:
“Only the Best for Our Children”
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The main issue facing the district is Declining Enrolment caused by poor Trustee decisions over the past 9 years. This results in Mission students being educated outside of Mission Public Schools directly reducing the Revenues for our Public System. This loss of revenues causes less elective choices and less academic choices as well as an increased tax burden to parents. This year an additional reduction of 28 students.
A new threat to Declining Enrolment is the Boards recent decision to move the grade 10 to 12 Students to Mission Secondary School for the 2015 year. The Board is unsure to the additional loss of revenues Mission Public Schools will suffer. The Board’s actions are purely irresponsible.
Parents want choice! Parents want academic choices and elective choices. To choose a school that fits the needs of their children like a traditional/academic Secondary School.
Understanding the financial state of Mission Public Schools my vision is choice by having one Secondary School with two campus locations, save the 1 million dollars budgeted to fix Mission Secondary School for next September and use the assets we currently have. I will not move all the students to MSS and then lobby the Provincial Government for more money to tear MSS down and rebuild it as the Incumbents are doing.
We need elected Board Members with the Integrity to achieve “Only the Best for Our Children”
A Further issue facing Mission Public Schools is the replacement of the Secretary Treasurer in the near future and I will hold firm that the new hire must be an educated Charted Accountant (CA).