What Does it Take to Be a Great School Board Trustee?

29 apr 2024 · 35 min. 1 sec.
What Does it Take to Be a Great School Board Trustee?
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Insights Into School Boards and Education Leadership: A Conversation with Carolyn Broady This podcast episode features an enlightening conversation with Carolyn Brody, vice president of the Canadian School Board Association...

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Insights Into School Boards and Education Leadership: A Conversation with Carolyn Broady

This podcast episode features an enlightening conversation with Carolyn Brody, vice president of the Canadian School Board Association and the current chair of West Vancouver Schools. The discussion opens with the importance of curiosity, open-mindedness, and the unique role of school trustees and boards in the education system. Carolyn shares her journey to becoming a trustee, emphasizing the significance of understanding the community's needs and the responsibilities that come with the position. The conversation also delves into governance models, the challenges and shifts in education over the years, notably around digital citizenship and social media's impact. Additionally, Carolyn discusses the pursuit of equity and progress in education, including initiatives for indigenous education and supporting vulnerable students. The episode touches on the implications of eliminating school boards and the unique position of Manitoba in allowing school boards taxation rights. Carolyn reflects on leadership challenges, particularly during COVID-19, emphasizing the singular focus on student welfare. The podcast wraps up with personal insights, book recommendations, and hidden gems in Vancouver for visitors. Overall, it offers a comprehensive look into the complexities of educational governance and leadership from a seasoned trustee's perspective.


00:00 The Role and Challenges of School Trustees

00:52 The Impact of School Boards on Education Success

01:16 A Deep Dive with Carolyn Brody: Insights from a School Trustee Veteran

01:55 The Journey of a School Trustee: Carolyn Brody's Story

06:44 Governance and the Role of School Boards Across Canada

10:40 The Evolution of Education: Challenges and Achievements

14:15 Exploring the Future of Education and Leadership

23:09 Personal Reflections and Advice for Aspiring Trustees

28:53 Closing Thoughts and Gratitude in Education
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