Christine is a first time Trustee and will be representing Port Coquitlam. She retired in 2017 from a 30 year career as an Education Assistant in SD43 supporting students at the elementary, middle school and senior secondary levels. Her last ten years in SD43 were spent in the Learning Services Department as part of the Inclusion Support Team supporting students with behavioural challenges, both in the classroom and through outreach.
Michael Thomas (Vice-Chair)
Elected Trustee in 2014, Michael Thomas is a strong advocate representing Port Coquitlam. He stands up for our students and cares about our community. Michael believes all students deserve the best possible learning outcomes and learning conditions. An outspoken supporter of accelerating the seismic safety program, Michael understands our kids deserve to be in safe schools. He's a father to three SD43 students, a husband, soccer coach, business owner, IT geek and is a very active community member.
His past and current community experience includes: D-PAC Director, Director PoCo Heritage, PoCo Emergency Preparedness, May Day Task Force, Municipal Transportation/Operations & development Committees, PoCo Spirit Committee, long-term PoCo Soccer Coach and Past Master Blue Mountain Lodge.
Michael believes a strong education system is the great equalizer; helping us build a strong, vibrant, healthy community.