I have also learned that teacher voice is exceedingly powerful in the ongoing dialogue around students and schools. About a year ago I commenced my own social media journey. At that time I found that public dialogue around our schools was essentially trite and negative. The amazing successes and fulfillment which I had come to know as being an integral and constant part of our system was neither being shared or resonating through the electronic media. One of the reasons I ran for trustee was a belief that this could be improved and changed.
I believe CBE 182 is becoming a useful instrument in the broadcasting of the great happenings in our public schools. The real difference makers in education - classroom teachers - have taken charge and are sharing their stories. This is striking a chord with our public. This is what our public wants to hear. This is what our public needs to hear.
It is my pleasure to commend those who have already contributed and I am looking forward to the stories yet to come.
Dr. Judy Hehr, 1st Term Trustee, Elected to Wards 8 & 9