Maple Ridge election 2014: David Isaac

For Maple Ridge trustee.

  • Nov. 12, 2014 11:00 a.m.

For Maple Ridge trustee

• Name: David Isaac.

• Residence: Maple Ridge.

• Occupation/education: Cashier at Safeway.

• Volunteer work: Maple Ridge Lions Club, Ghost Ridge, Country Fest.



Question: Please provide an example of what you have done that qualifies you for school board.

Answer: I have taught ESL to many Asian students privately.



Q: Why are you running for trustee?

A: I want to improve the quality of education, not just for this generation of students, but for future ones, as well.



Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?

A: I firmly believe in the power of social media and how (if used properly) can be a force for change in the district and the world at large.



Q:  How do you see the school district changing in the next 10 years?

A: Laptops and mobile devices will become a fixture in the classrooms and students will be taught how to use them properly to further their education and how to avoid the troubled waters within social media and the Internet.



Q: What will be your top priority if elected to school board?

A: To make sure programs such as athletics, band and drama are not cut in the name of austerity and to try and increase the amount of resources for children with special needs.