My mother, Debbie Engel, is running for re-election to the position of Catholic School Trustee representing Ward 74. On October 16th, I urge you to demonstrate your support both of the democratic process and of an incumbent who has demonstrated excellence in leadership on our behalf and vote for Debbie Engel for Catholic School Trustee!
My mother has been on the board for 19 consecutive years, serving for the majority either as board Chair or Vice-Chair. She has worked tirelessly to open seventeen new schools. She has worked hard to find innovative strategies to modernize existing schools (Archbishop MacDonald, construction of the Field House at St. Fx, & more). She serves as a compassionate voice for every child (every person, for that matter, who believes in Catholic Education and our right to it) in our district. She devotes her life to infusing her faith into service of the school district, making her trusteeship her full-time job. She is absolutely the most qualified and experienced candidate running for the position; she has demonstrated nothing but unparalleled leadership and phenomenal aptitude for over a decade, not to mention her love and passion for serving others.
The most recent year has been a turbulent one for the Catholic school board, but it has allowed my mother to demonstrate her resilience; ability to resolve conflict and come to the table to negotiate with people of a variety of ideologies; and her enduring passion for her mission to bring Christ into our schools in the face of scepticism and criticism of publicly-funded Catholic education. As ECSD navigates an ever-changing social, political, and economic climate, the most important thing we can do as Catholics is advocate love, show mercy, and live out our Catholic values with conviction. Debbie Engel has never compromised her foundational faith, nor shown anything but an unwavering commitment to loving each and every child that walks through the door of a Catholic school. I would want my own children to benefit from this kind of love and humble leadership, and I am therefore trying earnestly to encourage as many people as I can to vote for Debbie Engel. Alongside her marriage, Catholic educational trusteeship is my mom’s true vocation!
Any volunteers who wish to help with her campaign are more than welcome! Please call (780) 970-7160 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire. Any queries regarding Debbie's strong convictions, background, or accomplishments are welcomed; please contact her by phone or e-mail using the aforementioned information. Thank you for taking the time to read this!