Incumbent Donna Gambacorta will be seeking a second term as school trustee for the City of Courtenay.
Donna is completing her first term with the board and has enjoyed the challenges of the position and the exciting successes that have taken place.
She looks forward to continuing with important projects such as seismic improvements of G.P. Vanier Senior Secondary School, and enhanced programs to ensure students are nourished both physically and academically.
Donna also looks forward to strengthening relationships in her role as trustee with students, teachers, parents, partner groups and the community as a whole.
Gambacorta is the second vice-chair of VISTA — Vancouver Island School Trustees Association — and is a member of the finance committee.
She is also the alternate representative to the Aboriginal Education Committee and the Provincial Council alternate.
Donna was born and raised in the Comox Valley and is married with two children. Her daughter has graduated from her alma mater at Vanier and her son is a Grade 10 French Immersion student at Mark Isfeld Sr. Secondary.
“As a parent, I know firsthand the difficulties faced by parents/guardians and students trying to ensure the best educational experience,” Gambacorta said.
“As a trustee, I also know the difficulties and stresses placed on educators and the school district.
“As an independent thinker, I believe that I bring a fresh perspective to the board.
“I would like to continue working on your behalf as your trustee on the school board, representing the City of Courtenay.”