Candidates for the Office of School Trustee

I was first elected as a school trustee in 2018, and it has been my greatest honour to serve our community for these past four years, helping to navigate the health, safety and well-being of students, staff and their families in an unprecedented time.

I am a 50+ resident of WV and a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. I hold a Masters in Education Administration from UBC, and taught for 30+ years as an elementary and secondary educator. I have also served as a plenary speaker at the B.C. Confederation of PACs Annual Leadership Conference.

I graduated from WV Secondary, my two children graduated from WV schools, and now a grandchild is enrolled here, too. I am passionate about education, the future of our school district and supporting our parents, our staff and our children. I love what I do, believe a trustee is a very important role, and am running again to ensure that we continue to build a brighter future for our children and grandchildren!

I was first elected as a school trustee in 2011, and have been chair of the West Vancouver School Board since 2014. I am the president of the BC School Trustees Association and vice president of the Canadian School Boards Association. In 2019, I was appointed by the Minister of Education to the BC Teachers Council.

I have a passion for and a deep interest in public education and believe trustees play an important role in improving student outcomes while also ensuring members of our local communities have a strong voice in shaping our public education system. Creating learning environments to improve student outcomes and supporting the needs of individual students must be at the centre of trustees’ work. 

I grew up in West Vancouver, attended Ridgeview Elementary and graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School. My husband and I chose West Vancouver to raise our children because of its strong sense of community and the focus on excellence in education in our public schools.

I was first elected as a school trustee in 2011, and have been chair of the West Vancouver School Board since 2014. I am the president of the BC School Trustees Association and vice president of the Canadian School Boards Association. In 2019, I was appointed by the Minister of Education to the BC Teachers Council. I have a passion for and a deep interest in public education and believe trustees play an important role in improving student outcomes while also ensuring members of our local communities have a strong voice in shaping our public education system. Creating learning environments to improve student outcomes and supporting the needs of individual students must be at the centre of trustees’ work. I grew up in West Vancouver, attended Ridgeview Elementary and graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School. My husband and I chose West Vancouver to raise our children because of its strong sense of community and the focus on excellence in education in our public schools.

[email protected] 6043291104 carolynbroady.ca Nomination package pending

Nicole Brown has served 2 terms on the Board of Education. Previously, she was a Trustee for the West Vancouver Memorial Library and then served as its Foundation Chair (2004-2012). Nicole is deeply committed to excellence in the public institutions that make West Vancouver such a special place to live. She received a Certificate of Appreciation from the BC/Yukon Legion in 2021 and the Municipal Civic Commitment Award in 2014. Before her public service, she worked for Rogers Media in marketing and sales of online educational products to K-12 schools and colleges across Canada. Nicole is a graduate of Sentinel Secondary and is delighted that her two children have followed in her footsteps in 2020/22. Next term, she will focus on solutions to the long-standing issue of inadequate IT infrastructure funding. She will be a champion for innovative programs of choice and support vibrant school communities that all students and their families are proud to belong to.

I have been a trustee since 2014. I am Vice-Chair of the board, Chair of the Audit Committee, and an executive at BCSTA Metro Branch. I represent our district at Provincial Council and was elected to the BCSTA Professional Learning Committee. Prior to becoming a trustee, I was DPAC Chair and have been a coach, coordinator, and director of West Vancouver Minor Hockey, and president of Cypress Park Little League. I live in Whytecliff and my three sons attended Gleneagles Ch’axáý and Rockridge.

Local school boards must reflect the values and challenges of our communities and my fundamental priority is centering student achievement in a culture of innovation and excellence that includes fiscally responsible supports for students and staff. This requires effective engagement and collaboration with the wider education sector and I have a proven track record as a passionate advocate for excellence both locally and provincially.

I ask for your vote to continue this work on your behalf.

Dave Stevenson has been a WV School Trustee for 29 years, demonstrating leadership and direction to manage and improve our excellent schools over these years. As a lifetime community member, I have a deep and genuine commitment to helping our schools thrive. I and my five children are proud graduates of SD45.  I believe that “it is all about making it work for our students”.

I have a long history of working in community and counselling services and I am currently a post-secondary administrator. I understand the importance of supporting students in K_12 and toward their next steps after as they take on opportunities for higher education to create their future

Next term I will continue my strong tradition of working to create a cohesive and effective working Board of Education, advocating for programs that meet the community’s unique challenges with innovative solutions, focusing on advocacy for budget funding that meets the needs of our students, and working with public transit to expand school bus options for secondary students that would help reduce traffic congestion in our community.  I ask for your vote to continue serving our community.

As a parent of two children (12 and 15) and an educator with a master's degree in Education from Oxford University, I'm passionate about Education. I've volunteered extensively, including serving on the West Vancouver Memorial Library Board for the last eight years. I received the 2021 Community Awards (Arts & Culture) as recognition for my community service.

As a relatively new Canadian, I hope my story can inspire everyone, including new immigrant families, to be actively involved and fully engaged in important decision-making in their children's Education and well-being.