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Meet the SD57 trustee by-election candidates: Shar McCrory

McCrory served as a trustee in SD82 for eight years prior to moving to Prince George
Shar McCroy SD57 candidate
Shar McCrory has eight years experience as a trustee with SD82.

Shar McCrory has lived in northern B.C. for all of her adult life and settled in Prince George in 2022.

She is the mother of three young adults and works in a regional role for Northern Health.

“Community is very important for me and my family,” said McCrory.

She has volunteered on a number of boards and committees over the years and was a school board trustee for the Coast Mountain School District 82 for eight years, where she was board chair for six years and vice chair for two years.

McCrory said she is running for trustee because she has been an advocate for youth and education for 25 years and can bring her experience as a trustee to the role.

“My journey with public education began with PACs and DPAC and led me to becoming a trustee. I have a strong knowledge of the role of trustee in the school district and know the difference between governance and operations,” said McCrory.

“I believe in public education, and strongly believe we need to support the unique needs of every student so they can succeed. I believe in positive change, collaboratively supporting students, teachers, staff, schools and communities.”

McCrory said if elected students will be her top priority.

“We need to question how we can do better to support students and support student achievement to reduce the gaps and challenges for every student. We need to continue making sure our schools are safe spaces for students and staff,” said McCrory.

“We need to work collaboratively with our partner groups and make sure we are reporting back to the public, parents, students, staff and teachers. We need to look at more ways to successfully hire, retain and support teachers and staff in our district. We need to continue the good work in the district, schools and communities on Truth and Reconciliation, working on recommendations from the Special Advisors report.”

McCrory also ran as a candidate for school trustee in the October 15, 2022 election. 

On Saturday June 17, voters will have to elect two candidates to fill the vacant seats on SD57’s board of education left by the resignations of Prince George trustees Betty Bekkering and Gillian Burnett.