Joy is a retired teacher, parent, and school psychologist with a Doctorate in Educational Psychology. She is passionate about expanding the work of the current Vision School Board, by improving early learning outcomes and learning outcomes for Aboriginal students, supporting efforts to keep neighbourhood schools open, and maximizing the district’s relationship with post-secondary institutions. As an educational psychologist in Vancouver schools for over 12 years, Joy worked with kids with learning difficulties, helped parents and children navigate the school system, and worked with teachers to improve programming for at-risk students, particularly Aboriginal kids. 

Joy and her husband Dean have three grown sons who all attended Vancouver public schools. She is an avid volunteer, and has spent many hours with school PACs, a reading program in schools, Parent Support Services at Children’s Hospital, and on the Board of and fundraising for the YWCA. 

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