Nicole Brown (incumbent)

Age:  48

Occupation:  School Board Trustee

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Number of children:  2

Ages of children: 13 and 16

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

For how long have you lived in district that you represent? 20+ years, Sentinel Graduate '88

What higher education qualifications do you hold? B.A. Political Science - UBC, Project Management - Schulich School of Business Exec Dev.

What PAC experience have you had?  4 years PAC Chair at Pauline Johnson, 1 year DPAC Executive

Incumbent: How many years have you served on the board?  4

How many board meetings did you attend in person in the last year?  I have attended every board meeting over four years save one due to illness.

What is the single biggest challenge facing the school district and how will you achieve a solution? The trend of personalized learning will continue to grow as more students register for specialty programs in addition to their traditional learning portfolios. New, for-credit courses offered by our district include Robotics, Animation, Environmental Science, Yoga Instruction, Carpentry, Fencing and Honour Choir alongside a wide array of athletic-based academies.

What are your thoughts on the province’s new curriculum? I am confident that the fundamentals of numeracy/literacy remain a priority alongside new approaches to teaching core competencies like critical thinking, collaboration and personal responsibility.

Why do we need a school board when so much is dictated by the province?  Local leadership matters in a large provincial system with 550,000 students. A Trustee's personal connection with his/her district leads to better governance of public schools.

Facebook profile page:   Facebook Nicole Brown SD45

Website URL:    www.nicole-brown.ca

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