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Melissa Hyndes is a resident of Port Moody and is married with three children. A former Telus employee, Melissa has taken Business Management courses through BCIT and was working towards a certificate in Business Management before retiring to raise her family. Her background in education comes from volunteering at the school level for nine years and at the District level with the District Parent Advisory Council for six years, the last two as President.
Now serving her fourth term as a School Trustee, the last eight years as Board Chair, Melissa is committed to ensuring that students of all capabilities have a right to an education that enhances achievement, shaping productive and responsible citizens. Melissa has also been a Director on the Board of the British Columbia School Trustees Association for 6 years. Working provincially to advocate and enhance Public Education in British Columbia has been very rewarding.
Melissa believes that working collaboratively with all stakeholder groups will support an open and effective School Board, and also believes that honesty and integrity will make for responsible and accountable decision-making. Trustee Hyndes believes the common goal should be to protect and uphold the integrity of the public education system in British Columbia. Together we can make that goal a reality.
Keith Watkins was born in Toronto in 1950. He spent twenty-two years there until his travels around the world brought him to beautiful British Columbia. He attended McMaster University and the University of British Columbia.
Keith has lived in a special place called Pleasantside in Port Moody with his wife Lorraine for twenty-two years. Their daughter Shannon graduated from Port Moody Secondary School and now attends Simon Fraser University.
Mr. Watkins was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 1988. Keith feels that everyone can contribute to our society and he is appreciative of the five occasions upon which the community has elected him to serve them.
Mr. Watkins believes that we all have a responsibility to help in the development of our youth.