PROVEN LEADERSHIP

Accomplishments serving as York Region District School Board Trustee for eight years (2010-2018):

  • Built stronger trust, relationships, and accountability among Ministry schools, parents, and communities
  • Hosted annual Town Hall meetings for public consultation on:
    • Legalization of recreational marijuana
    • Curriculum for sex education
    • Curriculum for whole-day kindergartens
  • Expanded International Baccalaureate (IB) & Arts Programs to high schools throughout York Region
  • Promoted arts & sports therapy for mental health through:
    • Parents’ workshops and family life education
    • TV shows
    • Radio programs
  • Promoted student achievement and well-being through empowerment of citizenship education and endorsement of Character Matters goals

Leadership Involvement

Actively involved in multiple advisory committees of York Regional District School Board including serving as:

  • Chair of Property and Management Advisory Committee
  • Chair of By-law and Policy Advisory Committee
  • Board of Directors for Ontario Public School Boards Association
  • Member Of:
    • YRDSB Board Chair’s Committee
    • Program, Curriculum, and Student Success and Steering Advisory Committee
    • Accessibility for Ontarian with Disabilities Act (AODA)
    • Eco-Safety Team – Health and Safety Schools and Workplace Committee
  • Education Representative for Heritage Richmond Hill

Social Services

  • Ambassador of World Vision
  • Intensive Behavioural Intervention Therapist (IBI)
  • Chair of Asian Heritage Month Celebration and sponsor of Excellent Asian Students Award
  • Advisor for Under the Banyan Tree Training Centre
  • Advisor for Richmond Hill Seniors Association
  • Advisor for Life Education and Growth Association of Canada
  • Program host of Radio FM 102.7 for Collaborate in Education
  • Program host of Toronto TV for Education Insight
  • Recipient of the Excellent Education Achievements Award from In Celebration of Women (2008)
  • Administrator of YRDSB International Languages Program & Enrichment Centre
  • Vice President and Chair of Human Resources for SEAS Centre
  • Founding member of Children’s Ministry in Richmond Hill Christian Community Church
  • Coordinated publication of the book Picturesque Richmond Hill to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada