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Candidate bio: Val Windsor

Val Windsor is running for school trustee under the Achieving for Delta banner
Val Windsor
Val Windsor (Achieving for Delta)

As an advocate for public education for the last 50 years, serving in many different capacities in the education community, Val Windsor’s passion for Delta’s public school system remains unwavering.

She is running for re-election to a fourth term as a school trustee to carry on with her long record of service to the community and to bring her extensive experience and unique perspective in continuing to advance the key initiatives of the Board’s Vision 2030.

A self-proclaimed ‘life-long learner’, Val is a retired teacher, past president of the Delta Teachers’ Association, former BC Teachers Federation executive member and an 11-year school trustee.

She has dedicated her life to making schools and the greater community in Delta a better place for all, including advocacy for seniors as co-chair of the Delta Seniors Planning Team. Val serves on the Indigenous Education and Inclusive Education committees in the Delta School District and is past chair of the Metro Vancouver English Language Learners (ELL) Consortium, a group that advocates for services for immigrant and refugee students.

She is proud of the achievements of her past terms, which included delivery of a purpose-built building, Delta Community College, the work the school district is doing toward Truth and Reconciliation and improving graduation rates among Indigenous students.

There is always more work to be done and Val would be honoured to continue to bring her passion, energy and time to serving Delta as a school trustee.

Val has been endorsed by the New Westminster and District Labour Council.

In her spare time, Val enjoys volunteering at her church, engaging in community organizing and spending time with her family, which includes her husband George, their children and grandchildren.

What are your election issues:

We can all be proud that the Delta School District has one of the highest student achievement rates in B.C. and is widely known as an innovative, creative district thanks to outstanding leadership and dedicated teachers and support staff. But we must always be striving for improvement.

To realize Delta’s Vision 2030, we need to elect forward-thinking Trustees who bring a wide range of experience and community knowledge to ensure success for students well into the future. I will work to advocate for a fully funded public education system so that we can meet the unique learning needs of all students. I will work with all levels of government to seek partnerships and funding that enhances our schools and provides high-quality facilities in our community.

I will continue to focus on ensuring that we have inclusive, safe and welcoming schools for all students. This means prioritizing resources and supports so every student can achieve their full potential.

I will continue to vote for additional funding for EAs, support for classroom teachers and additional specialist educators. I will continue to build positive relationships with our parents, students and staff so that the Delta School District is the best place to work and learn. It’s more important now than ever to get out to vote for forward-thinking candidates who have the professional skills and qualifications to take the Delta School District into the future!

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