Dr. Norman J. Goldstein – Richmond Board of Education Trustee Candidate
Dr. Norm Goldstein moved to Richmond in 1994, with his wife and soon-to-be-born son.
Why Norm Goldstein Got Involved In Public Education
A few years later, Norm was serving on the Board of the Richmond Jewish Day School and volunteering in the Cosom Hockey League. Starting grade 8, Norm’s son attended the Incentive Program at MacNeill Secondary, and Norm co-chaired the parents group for that program. It was here that Norm developed a keen interest in public education, and became familiar with Richmond School District policies, staff and trustees, culminating in a successful bid for trustee in the 2011 civic elections.
Norm’s Richmond School Trustee Experience
On the Richmond Board of Education, Norm is Chair of the Audit Committee, Vice-Chair of the Personnel and Finance Committee, serves on the Communications Committee and represents the Board on the Vancouver Coastal Health Local Governance Liaison Group.
Norm’s Academic History
Norm was born in Montreal in 1953, and received his B. Sc. In Mathematics from McGill University. He attended graduate school at Cornell University, receiving a Ph. D. In Mathematics in 1979. The last year of this program was spent in Bonn, W. Germany, to be near his thesis adviser. From 1979-1988, Norm was doing research and teaching of Mathematics at UBC and Purdue University. Then, the computer/industry bug bit. Norm completed a masters program in computer science (parallel processing) at UBC, and began a 21 year career at MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, in Richmond. Recently, Norm has started up a consulting/contracting company, Clear System Solutions RD.
Norm’s Goals For The Richmond School District and Board of Education – 2014-2018
I would like to see every student in our school district have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. This is different for every individual. Budgetary constraints mean that compromises must be made, but no student should be falling through the cracks. We need to explore the gamut of options ranging from special needs, to programs of enrichment and choice. Students need to come out of school with a love of learning, and an attitude towards learning as a life-long goal.
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