Heather McKenzie

Heather McKenzie

Heather McKenzie

The Tribune asked candidates running in the election a few questions about themselves and their platforms.

  • Nov. 15, 2011 2:00 p.m.

The Tribune asked candidates running in the municipal, regional, and School District 27 election a few questions about themselves and their platforms.

We asked the following:

• What position are you running for?

• Why are you running for it?

• What do you see as the top three issues to address in your community?

• How do you propose to tackle them?

Candidates in the area, including those who have been acclaimed, were invited to participate for free

and were given a maximum word limit of 275 words to answer the questions above.

The following are the answers we received from participating candidates:

Heather McKenzie

1. I am running for School District 27 trustee, Zone 4 Area F — Big Lake, Horsefly, Likely and 150 Mile House.

2. Experience and compassionate for student success through quality education; I will continue to be a strong voice at the board table for Area F, Zone 4 to assist the students in becoming academically prepared for college and/or university and also by encouraging parents to become more involved. I thoroughly enjoy working as a team member, and specifically striving for a common goal in moving the 21st century students forward. Early student learning is necessary for confident educational building blocks. I have 4.5 years experience as trustee for Zone 4 and a strong desire to see through those areas we’ve worked so hard to advance.

3. Communication and team building at all levels: board, staff and School Parent Advisory Council; school board trustees and First Nation community leaders, lack of relationships; and strategies for engaging parents in their child’s education.

4. Ensure training and team building is in place with the support of the administration; provide team building opportunities amongst the board and both administration and the parent advisory groups; bridging and building relationships with administrators and school board trustees; continue building relationships with First Nation leaders and board trustees through working group setting — I have initiated this process with the current board and would like to continue building upon it for the importance of the growing First Nation population throughout the district; and working group meetings with all trustees, administration and parent advisory groups. This is one issue that needs to happen, for the success of a 10-year plan.

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