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I am proud to say that Red Deer has been home for all my life; my family has deep roots here. This city is where I was born, went to school, met my wife…and where my children were born. I am a blue-collar, middle-class father, and know the needs of working parents and their children. I want to make education better for my son Seamus and my daughter Olivia, along with all the children of Red Deer. The RDPSD Board needs a progressive parental voice and I am proud to be that voice. My campaign is focused on “Equity and Accessibility in Education” because I feel that all children deserve a chance to succeed. Please join me in achieving the goal of Equity and Accessibility in Education!
|Why are you running for Trustee?|
|What are your priorities for Red Deer Public Schools?|
|Question Week 1 - September 26||
How would you ensure that parents are informed and meaningfully engaged in their child's education?
It is well known that parent involvement in a child's education is a huge contributor to a child's success in school. It is vitally important to strengthen the connection between the child's school and home. School staff, trustees, and parents need to work together to support the learning and development of every student.
What changes should be made to the curriculum to best meet the needs of students?
Alberta Education has started the process of curriculum redesign. There have been many opportunities for involvement from the public, including parents, students and educators. I believe this is long overdue and am very pleased that it is being completed.
|Question Week 2 - October 3||How would you ensure that resources are most effectively and efficiently allocated across the District to meet the diverse needs of all learners?
What is your position on policies related to sexual orientation and gender identity?
|Question Week 3 - October 10||Are you in favour of one publicly funded education system?|