SD51 AREA E KETTLE VALLEY EAST CANDIDATE: Deborah Baker

I’ve enjoyed the area for over 15 years, living firstly in the Bridesville/Rock Creek area and secondly in the Midway/Greenwood area.

Deborah Baker

I’ve enjoyed the area for over 15 years, living firstly in the Bridesville/Rock Creek area and secondly in the Midway/Greenwood area.

I know the demographics very well and the challenges that it brings for the district and the families that live here.

I believe that all students can graduate from high school having the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to achieve their goals, prosper economically and participate in true democracy.

In the Boundary, we as a board and community can achieve this.

A board of school trustees is a group of community leaders who are dedicated to ensuring the success of every student in the district through clear, concise direction to the superintendent.

Trustees bring a wealth of experience, diversity and concern for children throughout the district.

If elected, I will work hard to ensure strong partnerships from within our region to support literacy, health promoting schools, environmental sustainable practices and social responsibility.

My experience brings with it 10 years of working with the Ministry of Children and Families by supporting families through mediation, three years with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy by supporting youth and adults with numerous literacy programs, 19 years of participation within the school system as a parent and volunteer, including DPAC for seven years, SPC for five years and PAC for 12 years.

One of my hopes is that we will take on a strong anti-bullying policy.

Parents and teachers, as well as trustees, play a key role in preventing and stopping bullying.

We need to talk to our kids, our parents and our fellow team members to find out what is going on so that we can support individuals.

Schools and communities should be a safe place for all. Thank you for believing in my values.