Real experience supporting every student, every chance, every day.
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Ann is proud to call Victoria her home. Through her interest and involvement in her own children’s school years, Ann developed a deep understanding and passion to advocate for the success of all children in the public education system.
As a parent, Ann understands the essential role of school in the lives of students, families and community. As an active parent leader and volunteer in Victoria for over 20 years, Ann has gained experience serving in executive positions on numerous committees for elementary, middle and high school Parent Advisory Councils (PACs), the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC), and was President of the provincial parent organization, BCCPAC. She has also worked as a school yard supervisor, crossing guard, and served a three year term as Councillor on the BC Teachers Council. Ann has continued to support parents as a volunteer Mentor Mom with 1Up Single Parent Resource Center and as a Parent Support Circle Facilitator with Parent Support Services of BC.
During her first term as Trustee, Ann Whiteaker has been a strong voice for students, serving on numerous district committees including: Middle School Review Committee, One Learning Community Committee, Policy Sub Committee, and the Audit Committee. Ann also represents SD61 as the BCSTA Provincial Council representative and has been an active member of the BC School Centred Mental Health Coalition (BCSCMHC) for eight years. She is proud to have created the Parent Education Fund which provides support and funding for school based parent education opportunities across the District.
A strong supporter of public education, Ann is committed to promoting student wellbeing, achieving excellence, connecting community and to ensuring equity for all students through positive learning experiences.
Vote for Ann Whiteaker on October 20 for Trustee!
Authorized by Ann Whiteaker, Financial Agent, 250-380-0596