Lynne Block

Age:  67

Occupation:   Educator

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Number of children:  2

Ages of children: 34 & 30

List any political party membership(s):   None

Do you live in the school district that you seek to represent? Yes

For how long have you lived in the district that you represent? 50+ years

What higher education qualifications do you hold? B.A., Teacher's Certificate, Master of Education Administration from UBC (Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence)

What PAC experience have you had? Over my 30-year career, as a parent and educator, I’ve worked with many PACs. With no ties to any one PAC, I’m committed to representing our schools equally and collaboratively.

Incumbent: How many years have you served on the board?   N/A

How many board meetings did you attend in person in the last year?  I’ve attended several board meetings to get to know the issues, and what I’ve seen is that our District is doing well - but we can do even better. That’s why I’m running - to bring a new voice to the board to deliver a brighter future for our children.

What is the single biggest challenge facing the school district and how will you achieve a solution? Our biggest challenge is change: evolving student needs, new funding realities, upcoming bargaining, a new curriculum, and classroom composition. But change is good with the right leadership in place. I believe that I bring the experience, balance, and collaboration needed to navigate this transition, and turn these challenges into opportunities.

What are your thoughts on the province’s new curriculum? While the new curriculum encourages creativity, flexibility, and new learning outcomes, I believe we can do better in supporting teachers and parents with its implementation.

Why do we need a school board when so much is dictated by the province? Our board is the eyes, ears, and heart of the education system. I’m running to build a stronger bridge between WV and the province.

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