Lisa Boudreau. (Photo submitted)

Lisa Boudreau. (Photo submitted)

MEET THE CANDIDATE: School District 28 trustee candidate Lisa Boudreau

Lisa Boudreau answers questions posed by the Quesnel Observer

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?

A. My name is Lisa Boudreau, I am a wife and a mother of four boys, an entrepreneur, I am employed as the executive director for South Quesnel Business Association, and an active volunteer within our school district. I am passionate about my family, diversity, kindness and education. I enjoy having an active role in my community and I truly believe being present is one of the most important gifts we can give to anyone.

B. I am running for trustee as I feel it is the next step in my journey for advocating within education. I have served six years in executive positions on my children’s school PAC, five years as DPAC president and one year as director at the provincial level BCCPAC where I lead and participated in many committees, workshops and collaborated directly with the Ministry of Education staff. I have been an active member on our School District 28 strategic planning committee for the past year, gaining knowledge and experience while advocating for the parents and children of Quesnel and area.

C. I am very proud to be part of a district that is a leader in early literacy and inclusive policies. I am concerned about education funding, staff workload, staff burnout, and behaviour in the classroom. All students and staff should feel safe at school no matter what.

D. I would advocate for our district to connect closely with all levels of staff to receive feedback on a regular basis regarding educational change initiatives, mental health, and safety and well-being in our schools. I would also like to see communication with parents, staff and community members increased and perhaps done through different avenues.

E. Fun Fact about me: I LOVE Christmas, and dislike wrapping up extension cords.

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