My name is Sheila Bugar. My husband and I moved from Tahsis to Gold River almost exactly 10 years ago. We have three children in the school system. One in Ray Watkins Elementary and two in Gold River Secondary. Aside from being a busy mother and wife I am also very involved in our schools and our community. I consider myself a joyful, professional volunteer.
I have always volunteered in the schools in whatever capacity was needed. I have done everything from being on PAC, teaching exercise and dance classes, chaperoning field trips, choreographing and helping with Christmas plays and mentoring both high school and elementary school students.
My heart is for the youth and the community. I think we need to recognize that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. It is up to us as parents, teachers and a community to help shape and mould this generation into respectful, caring, compassionate, confident and educated adults.
I am currently in my fourth year of running our local Youth Program which hosts an average of 38 kids per week. It is a program that focuses on all these elements. Having three children in the school system and running this program also gives me an advantage to know what is going on in the schools from their points of view.
I have organized and implemented many community programs and events, such as Gold River Days and Canada Days and volunteer whenever I can. I believe that everyone needs to be involved in the community you live in. This is where my family is and where my kids are growing up, I want it to be the best it can be.
I believe I have proven my love and care for both the youth and the community through these things wanting to make Gold River a better place.
Ever since my children started in the public school system I have considered myself an involved parent. I genuinely care what my kids are learning, what they are being exposed to and what they are being taught in and out of the classrooms. I have watched and learned, I have educated myself in how the school system works. I have a wide range of experience in the school system. It is important to me to have good relationships and communication with the teachers and administration.
I am running for School Trustee because I have a vested interest in the school and community.
If I’m elected as School Trustee I will do my best to understand our schools strengths, weaknesses, challenges and demands. I realize that we are unique and each school has different priorities, needs and resources.
If I’m elected my goal is to go into the schools and speak with teachers and students as well as keeping in touch with the PAC committee’s to better understand the needs, concerns and desires of our two schools. Having grown up in Tahsis I’m very familiar with small schools and their challenges.
It will also be my mission to make the school a peaceful, comfortable, safe and respectful place to be. A facility that is conducive to learning and preparing the kids for the future, the best possible learning environment for the students. As well, I will be helping to maintain good relationships between the staff and community and the best working environment for the teachers and administration.
Good luck to all Trustee Candidates!
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