David Tod has announced he is running for one of the five seats on Langley Board of Education in Langley Township.
He has lived in Langley since 2002, residing in the Willoughby area. As a father of four and employed for over 30 years in education, he has experienced the education system as both a parent and an employee. He has taught in multi-grade settings, as a PE teacher, an elementary school counsellor and for the past two years as a learning support teacher in the Abbotsford School District.
He has firsthand knowledge of what is required to successfully navigate a child through the education system, especially those who experience difficulties with their learning.
“Langley School District’s strengths are the students, staff and parents who make it the dynamic organization it currently is,” he says. “One of the challenges will be securing better funding for both the operational budget and capital costs, especially in the Willoughby area. I am willing to speak up for a fully-funded education system.”
Two additional areas of special interest to him are the green initiatives within schools and improvements in First Nation education.
In addition to being a passionate defender of public education, he believes strongly in community service and involvement. He has held positions as Township of Langley on-call firefighter, a volunteer at the 2010 BC Summer Games and is currently a Langley FC soccer coach and cheer parent at Langley Cheer and Athletics.
“Growing up in a family of 11 children, public education presented that window of opportunity for a better life,” he says.
He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. His website is www.davidtod.ca.