A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement and well-being and to participate in making decisions that benefit the entire board district while representing the interests of his or her constituents.
am seeking re-election as Thames Valley School Board Trustee, Middlesex County. For over 20 years, I have been dedicated to seeing students reach their greatest potential. I believe in the strength of our rural schools, I recognize and champion diversity, and the importance of collaborating with parents, students, educators, municipal leaders and the community.
My top priority is preserving and prompting rural community schools in a manner that ensures all students in have local access to quality programing and the mental health resources they need to be successful.
Rural schools are the heart of the community, it is essential that students have access to schools where they live. Over the past four years I have demonstrated passion to seek innovative solutions, I have the courage to stand-up, speak up, demand answers and fight for viable rural schools.
Learning and Well-being
The Thames Valley Union Council, comprised of CUPE 4222, CUPE 7575, ETFO Thames Valley Teachers' Local, ETFO Thames Valley Occasional Teachers' Local and the bargaining units of OSSTF District 11, met recently to review those candidates running for Trustees of the Thames Valley District School Board.
As a result of these deliberations, Union Council has agreed to ask our members to consider supporting the following Trustee candidates (two Trustees to be elected per ward):
Middlesex County: Sean Hunt and Arlene Morell
ARLENE SERVES AS:
Vice-Chair of the TVDSB
Chair, Policy Working Committee
Director, Ontario Schools Boards Association
Chair, Audit Committee
Chair, Board Committee Review Ad-Hoc
Chair, Program and School Services
First Nations Advisory Committee, member
Equity & Inclusive Education Committee
Student Trustee mentor
Parent Engagement Review, member
Culture for Learning, member
Student Leadership Conference, co-organizer
TVDSB Strategic Planning Ad-Hoc, member
Environment Education Committee, member
Arlene Morell has served with excellence as Trustee representing Middlesex county over the last four years with utmost integrity and unprecedented commitment. She lives where she serves! She is a community builder shown by her service to the rural community of North Middlesex. Arlene has supported the past rural school debates with respect and honesty. I strongly endorse her as she seeks re-election as a TVDSB Trustee representing Middlesex County. She understands the vitality of rural community schools. We are privileged to have her currently lead the educational community of TVDSB as the Vice-Chair. Arlene has the courage and experience to lead during the next term as Trustee. She would be a great asset to TVDSB as they deal with the current challenges and ever changing needs of our students in our local schools. Judy Hochachka
As a Middlesex County voter residing in North Middlesex, I want to go on record as endorsing the re-election of Arlene Morell for Thames Valley Trustee. Arlene’s has demonstrated leadership that serves students and the schools in Middlesex County. John Fraser
Arlene listens, does her research, supports and works hard for her community, most importantly Arlene has a passion for the best education environment for everyone with a focus on students and their families.
"As a parent and community leader, I am pleased to support Arlene Morell as a Thames Valley Trustee for Middlesex County. Arlene is passionate about education and students, she is considerate and attentive when listening to the concerns of parents and school communities while utilizing her knowledge of board policies and navigating the education system."
I have worked with Arlene for the past two years, both in a committee role and in a parent role. I can honestly say that I have never seen a passion for our schools quite like Arlene's. She has demonstrated time and time again the passion that she has for the Thames Valley District School Board, especially our rural schools, and the students that attend all of these schools. She is a true fighter for our students and I am proud to have her as our TVDSB Trustee for Middlesex County. The future for all of our students is bright with Arlene Morell as TVDSB Trustee!
I look forward to hearing how we can make our education system better for all.