Shirley Wilson. (Submitted photo)

Shirley Wilson seeks re-election as Abbotsford school district trustee

Wilson has been a trustee since 2005 and chair of the school board since December 2016

Shirley Wilson is putting her name forward for another term on the Abbotsford School District’s board of education, placing a bid on experience with education politics.

Wilson has been school board chair since December 2016, and has held a trustee seat since 2005, including two years as vice chair and roles on the policy, finance and facilities, audit, education, communications and agenda setting committees, the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association and the Abbotsford Community Foundation Awards Committee.

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According to Wilson’s election announcement, she is “dedicated to continued advocacy” for students and “recognizes the value of experience and corporate knowledge necessary for the district over the next four years.”

“Students remain top of mind in my own personal decisions,” Wilson said in a statement. “Our community support and recognition of parents as primary educators of their children is vital to educational achievement.”

Wilson says having the right people in the right places, from teachers to bus drivers, supports students’ success in the classroom.

“Abbotsford has a solid history of providing world class, innovative, and individualized education for all students in Abbotsford Schools. Wilson has played a significant role toward maintaining and surpassing this in her 13 years of public service on the board to date.”

Wilson also cites experience with the B.C. School Trustees Association, City of Abbotsford committees, Rotary Club of Abbotsford, the B.C. inter-ministry committee on the prevention of youth violence and crime, Literacy Matters Abbotsford and in the Fraser Valley’s charitable sector.

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