Carol Kellogg is running for trustee on the School District 69 (Qualicum) board.
Kellogg has been a school board employee since 1991 in the position of educational assistant in four different school districts, according to a news release.
That time includes 23 years with School District 41 Burnaby, in addition to service with School District 8 Kootenay Lake, School District 71 Comox Valley and School District 69 Qualicum.
“Working as an educational assistant has been very fulfilling,” she said in the release. “The school district provided me with an amazing career. I have taken advantage of every educational opportunity. The students and families that I had the pleasure to support have been such an incredible contribution for me to grow as a person.”
Kellogg volunteered on the Burnaby school district’s health and safety committee, as well as a committee, led by WCB, regarding violence in the workplace, PAC committees and coaching school-related sports. She also volunteered with the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society and a condominium strata association.
Kellogg has held positions in elementary and secondary schools, behaviour, academic, and learning support, but said the ability to work with individuals with Autism is her true calling.
She said she has followed the board meetings for years, has always had an interest in budgets and understands the challenges school boards must overcome each year.
She added she has read and understands the strategic plan for School District 69 Qualicum and wants to support it.
“I want to be an access point for families to share their wants and needs,” Kellogg said. “I hope to take on the committees that the outgoing trustee sat on, as well as others.”
She hopes to play a role in literacy, inclusion, Indigenous and curriculum — and honour and offer support for school staff.
“This is my opportunity to stay connected to the job that has given me so much,” Kellogg said. “This is my time to give back.”
— NEWS Staff, submitted