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MEET THE CANDIDATE: School District 28 trustee candidate Heidi Tims

Heidi Tims answers questions posed by the Quesnel Observer
Heidi Tims. (Photo submitted)

The Quesnel Observer asked all SD28 candidates the same four questions. They were limited to 300 words.

Donelly Clement declined to participate, while the remaining 12 candidates provided answers to these questions: A. Can you tell us a bit about yourself? B. What prompted you to run for school board? C. What do you feel are some of the challenges/concerns facing School District 28? D. How do you plan to address those challenges? E. What are a few fun facts about yourself?

My name is Heidi Tims. I am a retired teacher, living in Quesnel for four years. I have volunteered and worked in education in Canada, Germany and the UK as a library mum, science assistant, teacher’s aid, instructor, running a boarding house, teacher, and headmaster’s wife. I have been involved in examining, exam setting and establishing the equivalence between the Cambridge examination levels and the Canadian Benchmarks and writing the language and Theory of Knowledge outline for the implementation of the IB in a school I worked.

The district had to extend the nomination time because there were not enough people, so I decided I should put my name forward.

The challenges for the school district are that the town is growing, so is the demand on education, the slipping roads impacting student transport and the lack of continuing education.

How these challenges can be addressed depends on the finances and resources available. Since I do not know this at this point, I can only say that I will work within the confines of the board of trustees to do what is possible to ensure the best education.

I had to look up what is considered to be “fun facts “– I assume my love for gardening might count; fun for me is being a granny.

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