Working together for a future gains

Meg Langley is one of six candidates for School Trustee

  • Nov. 15, 2011 8:00 a.m.
Meg Langley Candidate for School Trustee

Meg Langley Candidate for School Trustee

My name is Meg Langley and I am running for School Trustee.  I am excited about the opportunity to bring fresh ideas and open representation to the students, families and other residents of Golden and the surrounding area.

I am both a teacher and a parent.  For the last 13 years I have been the Academic Advisor and the Access Education Instructor at the College of the Rockies.

I help people sort out all sorts of things in their lives and I teach grade 10-12 Math, Science, and English.

I raised my son, Nic, here and was a very active volunteer in the schools.

I have almost always been either a teacher or a student and believe learning is a lifelong journey.

I have taught young children, teens and adults and have administrative experience.

In 1966, I was one of 3 students at one of the first language immersion schools in North America and I am a strong supporter of early language learning.

I know well the impacts, both good and bad, of various approaches to education and recognize the difficulties in trying to meet the unique needs of each child.

I want to be a trustee because I believe we need great schools.  I believe that strong schools lead to strong communities with strong economies. Golden has, historically, had lots of great things going on in our schools; we have excellent teachers and staff and I, as a community member, would like to publicly thank each of them for their contribution to the lives of the young people they work with.  Nevertheless, we still have work to do before every child is achieving his or her full potential.

As a new trustee trying to address this and other issues, I will listen to others before deciding on priorities for action.  I am open-minded and approachable and I would honestly like to hear the concerns of the community and to work to make the schools be what families want them to be.

I am a team player and a problem solver and I will work to help others see outside of the box in our team efforts to find workable and fiscally responsible solutions.