Li Koo believes in the power of the public education system and its ability to provide opportunity to shape our society. As a child of Chinese immigrants from India, Li’s early life was shaped by the Toronto public education system which she pledges to uphold and defend as Public School Trustee for Toronto Centre-Rosedale.
Li holds a Masters of Education from U of T and worked in Museum Education and International Literacy Development before exploring a variety of fields with a focus on communications. Always interested in social justice and supporting strong, vibrant communities, Li’s breadth of experience includes not-for-profit, corporate and government sectors. She has worked with a Toronto community arts centre, in the green energy sector, and served as an advisor to the Attorney General, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Aboriginal Affairs.
Li has been a member of local professional and community boards such as the Ontario Energy Association, and the Women’s Hockey Club of Toronto at Moss Park. Li and her family are involved in the Metropolitan United Church and the 519 Community Centre. Li’s diversity of experience and community involvement makes her qualified and ready for the role of Trustee.
Li and her spouse, a public high school teacher in the ward, understand both the triumphs and the challenges faced by the students and the families of Ward 14. Li and Mary’s young daughter will enter the public education system soon, and they are committed to the task of improving the TDSB for her generation and for future generations.