Ted Martin is currently the chairperson of the Waterloo Region District School Board. He is a consensus-builder and is well respected by other trustees, having been elected chairperson on four occasions. Ted is seeking a fifth term as a trustee in order to see the completion of several initiatives, including an improved community engagement strategy.
Ted has been a member of the local high tech business community for more than 25 years, as a software developer, technical communicator, instructional designer and trainer, continuous improvement champion, and manager of software development and customer support. After many years of working for a major corporation, he now operates his own business.
Ted and his wife, Tracy, have two children who have gone through the local school system.
For many years, Ted has volunteered his services to the youth of Waterloo Region raising funds to help children participate in community sports, coaching hockey and soccer, and dedication to girls’ hockey, for which he was recognized with the Tom Graham Award.
Ted has also been an executive member with the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support, and the Society for Technical Communications.
Ted recently tweeted, “I am not seeking to be popular: I merely want to make what I feel is the best decision for the entire Region in all situations at the school board.”
Anthony Piscitelli is a Better Choices endorsed candidate for Separate School Trustee.
Anthony Piscitelli brings extensive governance experience to the role of Waterloo Catholic District School Board Trustee. He has served on nine Boards of Directors over the past twelve years. His experience includes developing new organizations, creating policies, approving budgets, setting strategic direction and overseeing organizational development in corporations. At present, he serves as a Director with Your Neighbourhood Credit Union and as a Trustee with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Anthony has also completed a Masters of Political Science Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is an Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director and a Level II Certified Municipal Manager.
If elected to a second term as Separate School Trustee, Anthony will fight for:
- A viable business plan designed by Catholic families and Trustees
- A redefined role for Trustees to encourage open communication with Catholic families
- A meeting investigator position, so Catholic families can hold Trustees accountable
“Our dedicated teachers and support staff give our system tremendous potential” said Anthony Piscitelli. “We can only reach this potential if we have Trustees who will roll up their sleeves and get the work done.”