Former teacher and principal Craig Brennan is running as a trustee on School District No. 57 board of education.
“As evidenced by the 2021 Special Advisors Report, it is clear that School District No. 57 needs real change. I have the experience, vision, and commitment to be a partner in this change, with the goal of ensuring a high-quality education for every student,” said Brennan.
Brennan has forty years experience as a teacher and principal in SD57 and says he has demonstrated competence and in-depth knowledge of the district.
During his career, he worked as an educator in Mackenzie, McLeod Lake and Prince George and has experience with school closures, school amalgamations, dual schools, choice schools, inner-city schools, rural schools, neighbourhood schools, and alternate schools.
He said these experiences helped to shape his understanding of the breadth of different needs across SD57.
“I have a unique historic and institutional understanding: I know where we have been, I have seen how we got here, I know where we need to go, and I am more than prepared to help get there.”
Brennan said he thinks the most important issue facing SD57 is getting teachers, educational assistants and other staff the resources and supports they require to meet the needs of every student.
“Each school trustee brings their unique perspective to the table, but only the board holds the ability to enact change,” said Brennan.
“I want to be a member of a school board that works towards the single shared goal of quality education for every student. My experience, commitment and vision will be of great value in the pursuit of this goal.”
On Oct. 15 voters will have to elect five trustees to represent Prince George on the board of education.