Brandon Votes

Duncan Ross

Duncan Ross

Name:   Duncan Ross

Address: 357-14th Street

Email: duncanross4schoolboard@gmail.com

Phone: 204-573-4591

Occupation: Personal Banking Advisor, RBC Royal Bank of Canada

Why Are You Running for School Trustee?

I am running for school board because Brandon needs a new generation of strong leadership at the school board table; a new generation of energy and ideas. I have the energy, experience and vision to provide that leadership.

Having graduated from Ecole Neelin High School in 2012, I have a thorough and current understanding of the many challenges students and teachers face every day. As a former family lawyer, I saw families and children in crisis. Families’ struggles at home often translate into struggles in the classroom. That makes a teacher’s job even harder.

I began attending Brandon School Division budget meetings when I was in elementary school. I am fully aware of the range of challenges that school trustees address each year, and how those many issues are felt by teachers in the classroom through larger class sizes and fewer resources to do the job they want to.

As a trustee, my three top priorities would be restoring adequate funding for in-classroom instruction, taking steps to help prevent teacher burnout, and making our schools safer for both teachers and students.