Inclusive, progressive, and thoughtful leadership.
Mary has proven experience as a School Board trustee serving from 2008 to 2011. During that time, the board built three new schools: Queen Mary, Ridgeway, and Carson Graham and Indigenous graduation rate increased by 100%.
She believes in strong communication and in listening to students, teachers and parents.
When elected, Mary Tasi Baker will work to:
"Every child is an individual and has a right to a supportive public school education. As a former Trustee, I demonstrated collaborative leadership in initiating:
I have advocated for Student programs and services; resources for Teachers and Staff; voices for the Parents; and funds for Education.”
Mary is an author and the Executive Director of a Fine Arts & Publishing Company. She is married to Wade Baker, a Squamish Nation Artist. Their daughter, Sierra, just finished her Master’s in Sustainable Urbanism from the University of London, UK
Mary is a graduate of University of Waterloo in Urban / Regional Planning. Mary has spent 20 years in the Urban Planning Profession in Ontario, Quebec, and BC. Mary enjoys paddleboarding, yoga, kayaking, seawalks, and writing. She has just published her second historical book.
Mary has volunteered and participated in:
"Mary and I worked together on a collaborative school board that accomplished many initiatives. She is thoughtful and measured before settling on an opinion and is not afraid to change her mind after listening to others"
Former North Vancouver School Board Chair
"As a teacher and parent, I support Mary Tasi Baker for North Vancouver School Board Trustee. Mary is an excellent leader and communicator, and her focus is on children and families."
Founder, Teacher and Dancer
OneDance Creative Art Centre, North Vancouver
"As an educator for alternative ways of learning, I am happy to support Mary as I know she works tirelessly to support students/individuals who learn in diverse ways"
Dyslexia Educator and Author in North Vancouver
"Mary Tasi-Baker has the right skills and community passion to be a Trustee
on the North Vancouver School District #44 Board."
Community Volunteer and Chair of the North Shore/Burnaby Fed Liberal Women's Commission
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Photograph by Ava Neue, Division7Studio