Endorsements

“In my capacity as a Community Representative and Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Chair I have come to appreciate Dragos Popa’s intelligence, compassion and understanding of the issues facing students and their families. I wish Dragos every success with his campaign to be elected your new Trustee. Vote for Dragos Popa on October 22, 2018. I believe he will bring experience, understanding of the issues, and the passion necessary in this role.”

Rob Kirwan, Community Representative and Chair, Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) https://bit.ly/2O46H6d

“I can testify as the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Vice-Chair that Dr. Popa has been an excellent advocate for all children in Special Education programs, not just for Gifted. For example, he recently collaborated with the Learning Disability Association of Ottawa-Carleton in drafting a motion that calls for more clarity and supports in navigating the OCDSB ‘Tiered Intervention’ path. He has been a solid SEAC team player from the start, and having volunteered with him for the past two years, I believe his compassion, diligence and intelligence would serve him well as Trustee.”

Dana Somayaji, Vice-Chair, Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) https://bit.ly/2O46H6d

“I’ve had the good fortune to work with Dragos Popa over the past few years on the School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC). Dragos advocated knowledgeably not only for the organization he represented on SEAC but for all students of the Public School Board. I’m sure Dragos Popa would be as hard working a Trustee as he is as a member of SEAC.”

Chris Ellis, Trustee, Zone 6, Rideau-Rockcliffe and Alta Vista, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) http://www.schoolzone6.org/

“I would like to extend my support and endorsement to Dr. Dragos Popa. I believe he will make a positive and real difference in the lives of all students attending OCDSB. I particularly admire his passion to ensure equitable outcomes for all students and look forward to future collaboration with him on this issue in his position as the School Board Trustee for Bay Ward.”

Elaine Hayles, Community Volunteer and Member, Advisory Committee on Equity (ACE), Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) https://trusteezone11.wixsite.com/elaine  

Dragos Popa is committed to equity and quality education for all. Check out Dragos Popa’s platform at https://dragos-popa.com/

Rawlson King, Community Volunteer and Trustee Candidate, Zone 12, Innes / Beacon Hill–Cyrville, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) http://www.rawlsonking.ca/

I strongly encourage all OCDSB voters to make their mark for Dr. Dragos Popa on October 22. His carefully crafted priorities are inspirational and focus on truly doing what is best for our students. Dr. Popa’s education, experience and school involvement gives him the credibility needed to be considered a great trustee candidate, but it is his passion for students and education that truly sets him apart. His commitment to understanding the unique needs of all students along with his thoughtful and deliberate approach to planning and consultation will make him a strong advocate for Bay Ward at the OCDSB table.”

Amy Wellings, Community Leader and Trustee Candidate, Zone 3, Barrhaven / Knoxdale-Merivale, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB), https://www.amywellings.com/