Meet Korleen

Korleen, her husband and two children moved to Pitt Meadows over ten years ago and quickly became involved in the warm and welcoming community.

She was first elected to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School Board in 2014 and currently sits on the Aboriginal Education Committee, Ridge Meadows Education Fund, BC School Trustees Association’s Professional Learning Committee, and BC School Trustees Association’s Provincial Council.

Korleen has always embraced leadership and forging community connections.  In her early 20s she started a successful dance school business in Port Moody.  She oversaw 25 staff members and contributed to the arts education of 450 children each year. After retiring from teaching she has been active in the labour movement holding elected position within her Union.

She has continued to stay active in the arts community as a member of the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Arts Council for six years finishing her term as President.

Her most powerful motivation for running for school board are her two school-aged sons, Mateo (17) and Emilio (13).

“It has been an honour to represent Pitt Meadows on School Board the last four years. I’m very proud of our accomplishments during my time on the board, such as prioritizing student voice, securing a new school in the Albion area, and setting policies that support the diverse learners in our district”