Leonty for trustee

I am running as a candidate for B.C. District #6 School trustee – Golden and Area.

  • Nov. 9, 2011 7:00 a.m.

I am running as a candidate for B.C. District #6 School trustee – Golden and Area.

My goal as a trustee will be to represent you, the stakeholders. I will work ethically and conscientiously to assist in creating the best educational situation possible for all students in this district. I will strive to make the best decisions I can, and I will always represent your interests, not my own. I will be only one voice on the board, but I will be heard. I will ensure your interests are being represented openly, honestly and effectively.

I bring 30 years of experience working in a myriad of classrooms, and 15 years of experience working with school-centred parent groups. I can contribute fresh ideas, gleaned in B.C. and Alberta schools. During many years as a teacher on call, I worked in every possible classroom setting imaginable; Kindergarten, elementary, junior, middle and high school, K-12, alternate education, special education, hospital homebound, physical /outdoor education, computers, art, drama, music, ESL, French immersion, FSL, CAPP, correspondence and night school. As well, I have been a contracted teacher in P.E., elementary classroom, special education, learning assistance, and alternate education.

Although education tries to meet the needs of everyone, it does not always succeed. To this end, I have also taught basic literacy, work skills, job search, and various other programs to adults.

One of my children was special needs, and is now a special needs adult. I personally know the struggles of parents trying to get the best education possible for their children.  Finding a fit for any child can be difficult. I get that. Parenting is hard.

Two of my children attended early French immersion in Alberta; then after moving to a late immersion program in B.C. (Penticton) they continued until graduation. One is also now fluent in Spanish. Do I support second language education? Yes, I most definitely do, because languages open doors otherwise closed. The more options and opportunities we can provide in K-12, the better.

What can we do to make our children successful globally? There are many successful models. These need to be explored to find the best fit. Meanwhile, we need to learn to work together; children, parents, teachers, and employers, to create a strong, positive learning environment, for each and every child.

More information can be found at:

Web page: http://www3.telus.net/public/kleonty/

 

 

Thank you.

 

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