A former pastor and administrator, Bruce Reid was also a secondary school counsellor and teacher in Richmond, Fort Nelson, Alberta and Ontario. He was also on the executive of the Richmond Teacher’s Association for several years.
His experience as a teacher and a counsellor has helped him understand the educational system from many perspectives and he has used this experience to guide the school district over the past eight years. “I am particularly proud of the fact that we were able to keep our schools open for most of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
This time around, he will be running with fellow school board incumbent Nick Kanakos, who is also seeking re-election under the “Independents Working 4 U – Kids Matter” banner. “Serving the district as a trustee for the past eight years has been a privilege and also an opportunity to have a positive impact on education in Delta,” Reid said. “I chose to run as a trustee to help improve educational funding and the quality of education in the district. While we have seen funding improve in this province, and our district stands out as a leader in many areas, we still have a way to go to see our funding equal to that of other provinces.”
Kanakos said Reid brings a wealth of knowledge to our school board meetings.
“He has a deep understanding of the education system, which is invaluable when making decisions regarding the futures of our children,” said Kanakos. “Together we have over 60 years of teaching experience in the classroom and we would be honored to continue to serve the students and parents of Delta.”
Reid has been a resident of Delta for the past 13 years. He has seven grandchildren, three of which are students in the Delta School District. He also has a son teaching in Campbell River.