Cynthia Higgins' Bio
With a dedication to the concept of life long learning and a strong personal interest in understanding the methods and practices of teaching, Cynthia Higgins is excited to begin her first term as a school trustee. She is grateful to be working in the beautiful Sea to Sky school district and is honoured to be participating in this role on the traditional territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Úxwumixw and St’át’yemc Nation. It is her belief that a rich and robust public school education is key to personal self actualization, flourishing communities and a successful society.
Cynthia holds an undergraduate degree from Brock University in psychology and a master’s degree from the University of Victoria in early childhood education. Her personal and professional experiences range from assisting children with special needs in the classroom to teaching preschool programs in Whistler to designing and leading summer reading clubs at the Whistler Public Library. These combined education and professional experiences have helped Cynthia to develop a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts on which the Pathways to Learning curriculum are founded upon. Cynthia’s personal philosophy of education aligns with that of the district in the shared belief that all children are capable of success when provided with an environment in which to thrive.
Cynthia is married and has two busy teenage children currently enrolled in the Sea to Sky school district. She enjoys nights when everyone is home for dinner at the same time and mornings when everyone makes their own lunches. She describes herself as a skier who could use some lessons, a valley trail bike rider and one who appreciates her family, friends and all the good fortune we are surrounded with. She is looking forward to being a part of the Sea to Sky School District, and working together with all stakeholders to meet the goals as outlined in our districts strategic plan. On a personal note she states “How could you not be inspired to be here when the vision statement of the district is “children run to learn here!”