Providing a copy of my speech inclusive of emcee introductions for those that may have missed the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Trustee Meet & Greet at the Ciociaro Club of Windsor on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
Heather McAuley, Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) Chair (WECDSB)
“Our next candidate to speak you to this evening is Jeremy Renaud. He is running for Wards 6 & 7 Combined.
Jeremy Renaud is a product of the Separate School Board System. He attended St. Rose and St. Maria Goretti Catholic Elementary Schools along with F.J. Brennan and Assumption High Schools. He also attended St. Rose parish and is currently at St. John Vianney.
He has 18 years’ experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors along with 12 years’ inclusive combined board governance experience managing several non-profits simultaneously.
With graduate level education and teaching experience, which ranges from the primary to post-secondary levels, he has an active working knowledge and application to enable student success throughout the Windsor-Essex County region.
His experience with students, clients, staff, media, volunteers and the public, plus a sincere passion for helping others and the community, is underlined by his four-point plan focusing on mental health, physical literacy, access to resources and community partnerships.
I am pleased to pass the mic over to Jeremy Renaud.”
Jeremy Renaud, Trustee Candidate, Wards 6 & 7 Combined (WECDSB)
“Thank you so much Heather.
As a product of the Separate School Board, I am dedicated to preserving the Catholic Education that was provided to me and to countless others like me.
My interest in this leadership position comes from an intrinsic motivation toward helping students not only become smarter, but better. This is also my way of giving back to our community and honouring all those who provided us with not only a unique Catholic education but ultimately our foundation for success. Finally, as a qualified educator, coach, parent, community leader, philanthropist, board member and volunteer, I’ve built up a resume of success over the past 18’ years in all sectors and levels of governance throughout the nation, be is as a Professor in Sport Manager of General Manager for Special Olympics where I have chaired multiple boards simultaneously while introducing new organizations, programs, projects, policies and even facilities in our community to benefit others.
Moving forward, I am pleased to leverage my platforms, which are dedicated to the memory of the St. Maria Goretti (SMG) Catholic Elementary School “Thunderbirds” where I received the latter part of my primary education until graduation in 1990.
Educators at SMG were dedicated to fostering the growth and development of the whole person to ensure their “Thunderbirds” were prepared for life.
MY THUNDERBIRD PLATFORMS INCLUDE:
With a focus on Mental Health, I am committed to making our schools a healthier place for students to learn and grow.
My objective is to foster an environment that builds the whole person toward becoming better contributors to our society.
My early intervention strategies and tactics will also reduce major issues…wait… THE CRISIS…that the city and region are facing, including addictions through to homelessness in the long-term, creating a pathway for our future leaders and contributors to pave the way for generations to come.
Through Physical Literacy and as one of the the region’s leading Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) Champions, I am dedicated to developing programs that enhance motivation, knowledge and understanding, which enables confidence and competence for students to become physically active for life.
Access to Resources
By enabling Access to Resources, I am devoted to providing teachers with freedom to select resources that suit their individual teaching styles and programs. Students will also benefit from resources, which enhance literacy, culture and education.
With a history of success in fund development and relationship management totaling $676 million dollars since 2001 and $5.2 million dollars as volunteer since 2011, I am driven to pool resources at all levels of governance toward enhancing programs that respond to the needs of students and teachers.
“We need to address issues facing our community as a whole and implement early intervention strategies that will foster growth and development of our students to ensure progress in the long-term,”
“I’m interested in developing the whole person, which will prepare our students for life and ensure they become productive leaders and contributors to our society in the future.”
I look forward to speaking with you in the near future.
My name is Jeremy Renaud, Trustee Candidate, Wards 6 & 7 Combined for the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board.