Maple Ridge election 2014: Susan Carr

For Maple Ridge trustee.

  • Nov. 12, 2014 2:00 p.m.

For Maple Ridge trustee

• Name: Susan Carr.

• Residence: Maple Ridge.

• Occupation/education: incumbent school board trustee.

• Volunteer work: n/a.



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

Answer: Board of education member for six years, chair of SD42 policy committee; past elementary PAC co-chair and elementary school noon hour supervisor; board rep aboriginal education committee; board member Ridge Meadows Education Foundation and Youth Center Society; parent  coordinator Maple Ridge secondary Grad Car Show; solid understanding of how a governing board functions and how members of such boards conduct themselves in order to practice inclusive and informed decision making.



Q: Why are you running for trustee?

A: My most powerful motivation is my children. I have two who have graduated through the system and one currently in Grade 7.  I am seeking a third term so that I can continue to lend my voice in shaping the future of education. Continue  drive our Facilities Review Plan into the next phase.



Q: What makes you stand out from other candidates?

A:  I contribute a parent voice to the table that is independent and represents all members of our community.  When you vote for me – you are truly voting for me and not the influence of anyone else.   I have been connected to the school community for 16-plus years through my children and my volunteer work.



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

A: My vision for our future is the universal adoption of inquiry, project based and personalized learning for all students. I envision spaces that are shaped by the needs of teaching and learning rather than the other way around. I also hope to see a post-secondary institute come to our community.



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

A:  Student success, continue advocating for funding to achieve that, and  lobby our association to find ways of becoming a stronger voice in B.C. and to establish a true co-governance role.  Trustees have to be more involved in the conversations at the provincial level.