School Board: Stewin, Heather

School District 78: Koopman, John - Board of Education trustee candidate

  • Oct. 30, 2014 6:00 p.m.

What is your background or political experience?

I have lived in Hope since 1974 and graduated from Hope Senior Secondary in 1989. Owned and operated our business from 1994 to 2011. Dedicated to supporting education. I created Story Time in the Park in 2004, worked with the schools to provide a sustainable hot lunch program, volunteered on the SPC, and raised three children who graduated from Hope Senior Secondary.

 

What are the most pressing issues facing the school district?

The most pressing issues in this district are enrolment, retention of students through to graduation and ensuring that students have appropriate placement in our district.

 

If elected, what would be your main priority as trustee?

If elected as a trustee my main priority would be to be involved in all aspects of education in this district. I’m a hands-on person who focuses my efforts to build on what is working rather than complain about what is not.

 

Why should people vote for you?

A vote for me on Nov. 15, 2014 gets you a dedicated, proactive trustee that is passionate about education from all perspectives. I am an all-inclusive person who believes in our district, in our community and in working together for the greater good of all concerned.