Looking ahead

This website will now be dormant for the duration of the election period. At that time, it will transition to an official page for me as the AMDSB Trustee for Northwest Huron and will be a major form of communication throughout my term as Trustee. I want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement as I embark on this challenge. See you in October!

Nominations have closed.

I’ve just been informed that my sole opponent withdrew his nomination this afternoon. This means that I will be acclaimed to the position of Avon Maitland District School Board Trustee for Northwest Huron (Goderich & ACW) in October. I want to thank Mr. Al Sygrove for his many years of service to AMDSB as a teacher, principal, school board administrator and, most recently, as trustee for Northwest Huron. Al dedicated his life to education and…

Discarding the current health curriculum is a mistake.

Discarding the current health curriculum is a mistake. Reintroducing a curriculum that is a generation old will do more harm than good. Parental opposition to the current curriculum is actually very small. Anecdotally, I understand that virtually zero local families “opted out” of the curriculum when given the opportunity. I’ve spoken to AMDSB Director of Education Lisa Walsh who tells me that the Board doesn’t even formally track the number of opt outs because it’s…

Happy Canada Day!!!

It is truly a privilege to live in a country such as ours – with the freedoms and opportunities that we so often take for granted. While we celebrate our good fortune to be Canadians living in Huron County, we must also acknowledge that we do so on the traditional land of the Odawa, Haudenosauneega, and Anishnabek nations, and that we have much work to do to reconcile our relationship with those peoples.