carol cahoon

School board Trustee

Coquitlam School District 43





Carol Cahoon announces her candidacy for Coquitlam School Trustee

Coquitlam, BC - Carol Cahoon is announcing that she will be running for a seat as a Coquitlam School Trustee in the November 15, 2014 election.

Carol is forty four years of age and an eighteen year Tri City resident that resides in the Como Lake area. She and her husband are the parents of two children in the School District 43 who have completed their elementary years in the public Montessori program, and are currently enrolled in the public Late French Immersion Middle and High school programs. Carol has observed firsthand through her children’s attendance on how to strengthen the current education system and she believes that improvement must start at the district level.

“I am offering myself as a candidate for the positions of SD43 School Trustee to address the many challenges including current budget overruns, labour disruptions, and stagnancy on the current school board.”  Carol continued “We require the injection of new energy, ideas and solutions. I have the experience and enthusiasm to successfully facilitate improvement.”

Carol has acquired considerable knowledge about the district’s various programs from serving on Parent Advisory Committees and School Planning Committees. She has also served on the Coquitlam Montessori Society as elected Chair and Liaison for 8 years and is currently serving as the District Parent Advisory Committee Representative. She has heard many families’ concerns about the current education system, and would be honoured to use her voice to speak for them, and to assist in making Coquitlam truly a “Learning without Boundaries” district.

As a parent and business owner (Book Keeper and Piano Teacher) witnessing the 2014/2015 budget process spurred Carol to get involved. Carol has attended all of the current year’s School Board Meetings and Learning, Land and Neighbourhoods Community Engagement consultations so that she can better understand the School District as a whole, and now believes that more effort could have been made to avoid, or minimize, the current $13.4 million budget deficit. She believes that the integration of openness, greater fiscal accountability, fair and equal representation, questioning, communication, and knowledge will help prevent future deficits and, if elected as School Trustee, she will work towards strengthening the public education system. For further information go to


Carol Cahoon Direct: 604.787.3435



Campaign Address: Suite 1155 – 1029 Ridgeway Ave Coquitlam V3J-6Z9

The now tri-cities

Coquitlam's cahoon promises transparency

Chris Montgomery / Tri-Cities Now / August 6, 2014

Carol Cahoon says her biggest issues as a school board candidate in SD 43 are greater fiscal accountability, fair and equal representation for all children's needs and finding a way to strengthen public education.

The next school board faces a number of challenges, says Cahoon, who lists budget overruns, labour disruptions and a stagnant, complacent approach by past trustees as issues that need addressed.

"I want to be part of the solution and not a spectator to the problems," says Cahoon, a resident of the Como Lake area who has lived in the Tri-Cities for 18 years. . .

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 by Staff Writer - The Tri-City News posted Aug 11, 2014

Carol Cahoon has thrown her hat in the ring for Coquitlam trustee with School District 43. A book keeper and piano teacher with two children in the school system, Cahoon stated in a press release that she is concerned about SD43's budget debit, and will stress openness and accountability if elected. . . .

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posted Oct 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Carol Cahoon has thrown her hat in the ring for Coquitlam trustee with School District 43.  A book keeper and piano teacher with two children in the school system, Cahoon stated in a press release. . . . .

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ELECTION 2014: SIX new faces on school board, real work begins

posted Nov 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM— updated Nov 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Several new faces will appear around the table at School District 43 board of education meetings after Saturday’s civic election.And while some have government or education experience, others are newcomers to SD43 and will have a lot to learn, . . . .

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