Who am I?

My name is Teresa Lubinski and I am a mother of four children, aged 8-20 (who are attending or graduated from TCDSB schools), a resident of Ward 4 Parkdale-High Park, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, in which I am running for trustee, and a proud Catholic community activist.

Why am I Running?
The needs of students and parents are being served inadequately, and Catholic values are being neglected by current school board representatives.

The long tenures of numerous incumbent trustees have led to stagnancy at the TCDSB. We need fresh faces with energetic approaches and new ideas to invigorate the Board and deal with today’s challenges. We need parents on the Board whose children are currently in the school system.

Why Vote for Me?
-I have a knowledge of and vested interest in the TCDSB. My husband Mark and I are parents of two children in Catholic school system and two at university 
-As a parent, I understand the needs of students and families
-I have the necessary professional skills and experience gained as an owner of a successful business providing educational activities for children. In addition, I have more than 11 years of administrative experience
-I am a practicing Catholic who lives the faith in my family and community life. I am an active parishioner, along with my husband Mark and our children
-Volunteer for Catholic School Parent Council
-Born and raised in Poland and proficient in Polish and Ukrainian.

What will I do as a Trustee?
-Improve communication between trustees and families
-Support the continuation of the International Languages Program (ILP). The ILP attracts many families to TCDSB schools, benefits students’ intellectual development and academic success and enhances their future employment opportunities
-Communicate and work with parents to achieve academic excellence for ALL STUDENTS especially in the areas of math and English.
-Champion Catholic values within the TCDSB and the curriculum
-Promote high academic standards within all schools
-Advocate for better school facilities

Jean Vanier, the noted Canadian Catholic theologian said: “We should all exercise our gift to build community.”

As an adherent of Vanier’s philosophy, I am committed to building our educational system and ensuring that our community’s schools uphold Catholic values.