I am a former EPSB teacher and former TDSB School Trustee who will bring Experienced Leadership to the EPSB.
I am proud to live in Ward F with my family.
My children are both EPSB students.
I completed my Degree in Education at the University of Alberta.
I grew up in this ward and graduated from Westbrook, Grandview, and Scona High School. I left Edmonton after working as an elementary teacher with the Edmonton Public School Board.
I moved to Toronto and in 2014, I was elected as a School Trustee for the Toronto District School Board. At the TDSB, I served on the Budget Committee and was elected as Chair. As the Chair of the Budget Committee, I successfully eliminated the structural deficit without impacting classrooms by cutting central discretionary budgets for Superintendents and finding savings in technology and transportation.
I expanded special program offerings in my community for students with Autism, French Immersion, and STEM. I was the lead advocate fighting to fix our schools and ensure repairs were completed. I stood up to fight against hatred and to keep Marijuana stores away from schools.
As a Trustee, I had a 97% attendance record at board meetings and was constantly holding Ward Forums to make myself accessible to constituents and answer their questions. In fact, I held 32 ward forums in four years, more than any other Trustee.
I also worked hard to attend graduations and attended 120 graduations over four years!
I believe Experienced Leadership is needed at the EPSB.
On October 18, Vote KEN LISTER.