Nokha Dakroub was elected as a Trustee for Wards 9 & 10 in the Peel District School Board on October 27th, 2014. Over the past four years, she has served on the Parent Engagement Committee, Instructional Programs/Curriculum Committee, Special Education Advisory Committee, the Physical Planning and Building Committee, and the Budget Development Committee at the Board.
Nokha is a social worker extensive experience working in schools and in the fields of education and healthcare. Like many Mississaugans, she is a first generation Canadian who came here with her family at a young age from Beirut, Lebanon.
As a student in York University, she was heavily involved in social justice causes and activism for fairness and equity. Nokha went on to receive her Bachelor of Social Work, a Bachelor of Education and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She started her career working for various not-for-profit organizations counselling women facing abuse and helping newcomers settle in Canada.
Nokha worked as a Settlement Worker supporting schools prior to her election as Trustee. She was responsible for helping newcomers and their families integrate into our education system. She understands the issues that students face in our schools and has experience working with them, their families, and principals to resolve them. Besides being a trustee, Nokha is currently working as a social worker at a local hospital.