I'm running for trustee because I believe in the power of education to transform lives and build strong, vibrant communities. My professional and volunteer work has been dedicated to the field of education for more than 25 years. I have deep respect for the incredible work of our teachers and educators; it's been rewarding to collaborate with them and the families they serve, to create safe and welcoming learning environments.
I'm impressed by the work of the current Board of Trustees particularly with respect to addressing systemic racism, equity, inclusion and mental health. Education cuts to grants and funding in our province, combined with a new funding model, Edmonton Public Schools' growing enrolment and the disruption that Covid-19 has created, will make for challenging decisions in the years ahead.
Every child deserves excellence in education. It's more important than ever that students and teachers have the supports and resources they need to be successful.
"I have known Marcia for 20 years, since our daughters became friends in preschool. She's been a consistent, dedicated and engaged member the school community throughout that entire time. There is no doubt in my mind that she cares about education. She will be a great advocate for parents, teachers and students. Marcia has all the qualities I would like to see in a trustee: she is thoughtful, intelligent, insightful and courageous. Marcia also has the ability to listen and consider different perspectives and learn from the experiences of others. I wholeheartedly endorse Marcia Hole for the role as trustee".
Sue Huff | Ward C Trustee 2007-2009