A message from Gregor Robertson
I couldn’t be more proud of the strong, diverse team we’re putting forward for the October 14 Vancouver School Board by-election — they’re experienced, energetic, and passionate about public education and learning.
Meet the team!
An experienced community organizer and elected member of Vancity’s Board of Directors, Theo will bring her collaborative, cooperative approach to serve students, parents, and teachers alike. You can follow Theo on Twitter here, and on Instagram here.
Ken works tirelessly to provide an opportunity for every student to succeed, regardless of where they live in the city, their income level, or cultural background. First elected in 2008, Ken made history as the first Aboriginal person elected in the City of Vancouver.
A respected psychologist and former teacher, Joy was first elected to the Vancouver School Board in 2014. For more than a decade, she helped kids with learning difficulties, and worked with teachers and parents to improve life for at-risk students. You can follow Joy on Twitter here, and Like her Facebook page here.
With more than 35 years experience as a teacher, teacher educator, and professional development expert, Mike’s unwavering advocacy makes him one of the province’s leading voices on education. Elected since 2008, he’s a champion for student leadership, and for ensuring safe and healthy neighbourhood schools for all. You can follow Mike on Twitter here, and Like his Facebook page here.
First elected in 1999, Allan is a long-time advocate for public education. His commitment to supporting ESL and special needs students, and improving aboriginal graduation rates, have earned him the trust of parents, teachers, and students. You can follow Allan on Twitter here.
Your Vision Vancouver education team is running with a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and we’ll work with any party who shares our goals of building thriving neighbourhood schools where all students can succeed, and standing up for public education.
As you can see, we have a great team — but this by-election is going to be tough. We need all hands on deck if we’re going to keep moving our city forward together.
Will you take a moment and pledge to volunteer with us? October 14 is just around the corner, and the stakes are just too high to let the NPA take us backwards on public education.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support. We couldn’t do it without you.
Mayor of Vancouver