Welcome and thank you for visiting my web page.
I would like to wish you all Happy Holidays and update you on some of the things happening in our schools.
You may be aware that there has been a change in administration in our area. Superintendent Susan Winter has retired after 36 years of service in Etobicoke. Three new superintendents have been assigned to our schools: Annie Appleby, Glenford Duffus and Angela Nardi-Addesa. This means fewer schools per superintendent allowing them more time to spend with schools and the community.
I am very happy to report that, as a result of a motion I brought forward last year, a keyboarding pilot program has begun at 15 schools across the city. This program is long overdue since keyboarding is an essential skill for this next generation who will be spending much of their working lives in front of computers.
I am continuing to work with parents, students and staff to continuously improve the special education services in our schools through the Special Education Forum. I am also conducting research to find ways to reduce community violence and the impact it has in some parts of our city. Please read the minutes of my last two meetings in the Ward Council and Special Education sections of this website.
For those of you concerned about the future of the programs at Silver Creek Pre-School, negotiations with the province are ongoing right now and a deal should be made soon.
As always, it is an honour to serve this community and the parents, students and staff in our schools. I wish you and your family the very best for a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year!
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