Vote Elaine Yamamoto because she:
• is a literacy champion (Outreach Coordinator, MRPMK Community Literacy Committee);
• brings community programming into schools as Administrator, Hive Neighbourhood Centre @ Eric Langton Elementary;
• has led many initiatives to strengthen neighbourhoods; and
• advocated for her three children for 17-years.
A 19-year resident of Maple Ridge, Elaine has deep roots in this area where her grandparents were pioneers. She has a BA in international Relations (UofT), and years of experience in government and business, but her passion is community development.
Elaine’s priorities are to:
• bring more community programming into schools to support SD42 students and their families;
• alleviate school overcrowding by advocating to senior governments;
• add early support for children reading below grade level.
Elaine’s personal strengths include:
• a strong belief in the public-school system, and the SD42 vision and mission;
• an open, friendly and caring disposition;
• well-honed negotiation and advocacy skills; and
• a collaborative approach.
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