2018 Election

Upper Grand District School Board

Headquarters: Guelph
Voting Regions: 8
Total Trustee Seats Available: 10

Wellington North Wards 1 - 4, Minto, Mapleton

Number of Available Seats: 1

Centre Wellington Wards 1 - 6

Number of Available Seats: 1
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    About Me:

    Barbara Lustgarten-Evoy is honoured to be running for re-election as your Public School Board Trustee in Centre Wellington. As a nominee/winner of several community awards, and an avid volunteer, Barbara has been the Trustee since 2014. She’s proven her dedication and compassion for the children of our community by continuing to be deeply committed to every family in every school. Barbara is focused on the issues at hand, is a strong voice for all Upper Grand District School Board students, and is a dedicated advocate for equity in the classroom and for sustainable financial management of your educational tax dollars. More

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    Jesse WOOTTON


Number of Available Seats: 1

Guelph Wards 1 & 5

Number of Available Seats: 2
  • Placeholder image of Mark BAILEY
    Mark BAILEY
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  • Placeholder image of Juanita BURNETT
    Juanita BURNETT
  • Placeholder image of Susan CAREY
    Susan CAREY
  • Placeholder image of Joanne ENDERS
    Joanne ENDERS
  • Placeholder image of Jordan LEMCKE
    Jordan LEMCKE
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    Martha MACNEIL
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    About Me:

    Martha is passionate about education and creating positive change that benefits all. She has a strong focus on education and is dedicated to helping build and maintain a robust system that allows all students to achieve excellence. Being a trustee is a great honour for Martha and she truly appreciates the trust that the community has placed in her. She works hard to earn this trust by diligently following up on constituent concerns and ensuring that issues are directed to the people who can help.

    In her last 4 years as a trustee, Martha has been a member of many committees and held several leadership positions. In these roles, Martha has had the opportunity to learn a tremendous amount about equity, special education, parent engagement, policy, and so much more. Her work on committees has shaped her views and given her a focused vision of an education system that is truly equitable, accessible, and beneficial to all. Martha's leadership positions have allowed her to develop her own skills while providing direction to the Board's policies and procedures. Her dedication to student success and well-being is of utmost importance to her and something that she continually works to maintain and improve.

    Martha moved to Guelph for university and loved it so much she decided to stay, get married, and raise a family there. Prior to being a mum to two amazing boys, Martha was a registered veterinary technician. Becoming a trustee was a fitting culmination of many years of volunteering in schools and on board level committees and Martha has greatly enjoyed serving the educational community of the Upper Grand District School Board. She is looking forward to another 4 years of making a difference!

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    Ashlee MCMILLAN
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    Luke WEILER

Amaranth, Grand Valley, Mulmur, Mono, Melancthon, Shelburne

Number of Available Seats: 1

Guelph Ward 6 and Puslinch

Number of Available Seats: 1

Town of Erin, East Garafraxa and Guelph Eramosa Wards 1,2,3 & 4

Number of Available Seats: 1
  • Placeholder image of Jennifer EDWARDS
    Jennifer EDWARDS
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Guelph Wards 2,3 & 4

Number of Available Seats: 2
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    Linda BUSUTTIL
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    About Me:

    Linda is the current Chair of the Upper Grand District School Board and has been a Trustee for three terms, first elected in 2006. She has led the board's Strategic Planning process, and worked over two terms to bring an International Baccalaureate program to the UGDSB, now offered at Guelph CVI. She Co-Chaired the Program Review Committee to bring French Immersion to Dufferin County and has many years of experience on Board Committees such as Special Education Advisory Committee, Budget, Audit, Negotiations Steering, Environmental Management, Equity and the FNMI Advisory Committee. At the provincial level Linda is a member of the Ontario Public School Board Association's Policy Work Team and she has served as a provincial Board Director.

    Linda works in community economic development with the West Village Community Development Co-op, an organization that develops programs, services, supports and events for families in one of Guelph's priority neighbourhoods. Drawing on her graduate studies in Planning and Development she works with the neighbourhood residents to build connections, and a healthy community. Linda has participated as a director on many community boards including the Workforce Training & Adjustment Board, Art Gallery of Guelph, Core Literacy, French Immersion Parents Association, United Church Core and UGDSB School Councils.

    On a personal note Linda is a 38 year resident of Guelph, an immigrant from Italy/Malta, married with three children, the youngest currently in grade 8.

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    Tina DANESE
    About Me:

    Tina Danese is a Guelph candidate for the UGDSB Trustee in Ward 2, 3, & 4 running in this year’s municipal election. Tina is a dedicated and seasoned social worker who has worked in the vulnerable youth sector making lives better from coast to coast in Canada. Tina brings a lifetime of on-the-ground experience, knowledge, and awareness of the kind of supports and resources students and their parents need to help them navigate this chapter in their lives. Tina understands that supporting students and families enhances resiliency and success in school which means success in life. More

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    Mike FOLEY
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  • Image of Susan MOZIAR
    Susan MOZIAR
    About Me:

    Susan was first elected to the then Wellington County Board of Education in 1991. This is her ninth election. In January 2018, she was recognized by OPSBA and received the President's Award for serving for over 25 years as a school board Trustee.

    She presently serves on the following committees:

    Program Committee (Chair for many years)

    Student Discipline Committee (Chair)

    Supervised Alternative Learning Committee (SAL)

    Property Committee

    Strategic Planning Committee

    Standing Committees of the Board, Program & Business/Operations

    Negotiations Steering Committee

    Secondary Program Review

    Everyday Hero Awards Selection Committee

    Over the years, she has served on many other committees, too numerous to mention, including difficult Accommodation and Boundary Reviews. Susan was a member of The Learning Choices Committee which resulted in establishing a very successful International Baccalaureate Program. She has served on several French Review committees.

    Before becoming a Trustee, she was involved in supporting the establishment of a permanent French Immersion Program in 1974. She has also a been an advocate for Mental Health both at the Board table and in the community. In 2000, Guelph-Wellington Barrier-Free Committee awarded her an "Access Recognition Award" for the "Outstanding Contribution of an Educator" for her work in the mental health field.

    Susan was born in England and has lived in Guelph for 49 years except for 3 years spent in Nova Scotia. She graduated from Trinity College and later obtained a Certificate Diploma in Computing and Information Science. She worked in the computer field for over 25 years at the University of Guelph. She has three adult children who were educated in Guelph schools and three grandchildren, two of whom attend high school in Guelph.

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