Name: Shelley Carter
Party affiliation: independent
Education: high school – MIssion Senior, UFV
Occupation: school district trustee,certified hairdresser, UFV certified floral designer
Previous occupation: noon hour supervisor Dewdney, Hatzic Sec. And Heritage Park Sec.
Previous political experience: school trustee incumbent
Community involvement: various executive positions on Dewdney Elementary PAC, Hatzic Secondary PAC ( most as chair) dry grad coordinator 2005-2012 then supported with 2013-14 dry grads. Numerous community events for Dewdney and Hatzic area, Christmas parade, community dinners, Christmas Bazaars for both schools for years.
Fraser Valley Wood lot association, Cancer fundraisers. Jump rope for heart. Fundraising for Habitat for Humanity, We day.
Marital status: Married (30+ years) 3 children, 2 daughters 1 son.
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What do you feel are the two key education related issues Mission voters should be considering when choosing trustee representatives in this civic election?
1. Offering the courses and programs to make our students successful in their school journey throughout elementary and secondary.
2. Financial oversight.
Why and what would you do to address these issues?
I think number 1 is important to our students that they get the best education we can give them to be able to be competitive in their post grad choices. I have seen in the past 3 years the board move to a good communication atmosphere with our partner groups to get us moving in the right direction.
Number 2 is one of the most important things we can do for this district. Retiring the inherited $3.9 million deficit has been through the amazing work of senior staff and this board. I truly believe that working well with everyone, parents and students included, keeping up the great communication which has started, we will see things happening from the classroom up.