I am a retired Public Health Nurse who has had the pleasure of working in both elementary, secondary, and alternative schools as a school nurse for over 30 years. In my role, I provided curriculum support, classroom education, school wide health campaigns, parent education as well as facilitating smaller support groups within the school setting. I have a wealth of community experience combined with a lengthy, ongoing partnership with the board. I have experience in working with teachers, support staff, administration and board personnel.
I am a graduate of the Waterloo Region District School Board as is my husband and my children. I attended University of Western Ontario for my nursing degree and focused on community health. My husband and son are both teachers with the board - my husband retired 2 years ago.
I think the most important thing that you need to know about me is that I am passionate about education, educators, youth and my community and I am someone who is always open to new insights, learning and ideas. I promise to be prepared for what this job entails and to listen without judgement or bias. I have always been passionate about public education and a champion of the community, the diversity, the people and the services that Waterloo Region offers.