- I’m running to work with residents, whether they have kids in the schools or not, to ensure that student achievement and well-being is priority and that our community schools are better for the next generation of learners.
- As a member of the board of trustees, I supported Burlington high school amalgamations to improve the future of education for all Burlington students. These amalgamations were necessary in creating equitable access to the best and most appropriate learning environments for the individual needs of Burlington high school students. Our children’s futures are heavily influenced by what they are exposed to in school. I believe that having a variety of course selections, including skilled trades, in every high school is a paramount step in exposing students to as many career pathways as possible.
- I’m running to ensure that the changes and transitions for special education students, including the creation of two comprehensive schools (MM Robinson HS and Nelson HS), deliver on the expectations set by the Director of Education and community.
- I’m running to support the successful implementation of the new I-STEM program at Aldershot School and the new International Baccalaureate program at Burlington Central High School. I will ensure these initiatives receive the resources they need.
- I’m running to ensure the French Immersion Grade 2 entry program results in increased student success and meets parent expectations.
Burlington has been my home for twenty-two years. My husband, Desmond, and I are happily married and just celebrated our silver wedding anniversary. Together, we raised two children, Carleigh and Alex, who are recent HDSB graduates and are presently exploring post-secondary pathways at college and university.
I graduated from McMaster University with an Honours BA in Political Science and then from Humber College with a post-graduate certificate in Public Relations. Having experienced both college and university, I have learned to value all pathways and believe in life-long learning.
Since 2014, I have represented the residents of Burlington Wards 1 and 2 as their Halton District School Board Trustee. I am extremely grateful for the experiences and connections that advocating for students, schools, and the community has brought me and I can’t wait to do more.
Throughout my four years as a trustee, I have been an active volunteer in our schools. I have been a contributing member of the Partnering Aldershot Committee, Partnering Youth Aldershot Committee, Bolus Gardens Parkette Project, and on the board of The Centre for Skills Development and Training. While in these roles, I helped parents and guardians navigate the board and advocated for enhanced academics and student well-being, to ultimately produce
solutions in relation to fair funding and school closures. Furthermore, I have advocated to other levels of government to build links between public health, school council chairs, municipal councillors, and other trustees. In these positions, I have learned the importance and power of collaboration and have been inspired to work with the community to do more.
“I am a retired engineer who volunteers at 2 local schools(Aldershot & Holy Rosary), mentoring robotics. I would like to see more young women pursuing a career in STEM. Ms Reynolds shares my views and has tirelessly advocated on this topic with the school board.” – Mr. Joe Thomas, Ward 1 resident
“I recommend Leah Reynolds to you as a bright, competent, and professional public servant who is very well informed of the issues facing parents, and general taxpayers alike, in our Education System here in Halton. Leah is a very active participant in the debates at the board meetings; speaking strongly for the matters that are most important to her constituents. She is an excellent communicator, through frequent newsletters advising her voters of the various ‘goings-on’ at the board, what the upcoming matters are, and inviting input to her directly on these matters. She is ideal to represent us for a second term. I endorse her completely.” – Mr. Dave Rogers, Ward 1 resident