Entering her second term as a Student Trustee for the Toronto Catholic District School Board, Rhea Carlisle is a grade 12 student at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School in Toronto, Ontario. As one of the Student Trustees for the TCDSB, Rhea represents the voice of over 92,000 students at a board level. This past year, Rhea Co-Chaired the Catholic Student Leadership Impact Team (CSLIT) where she was able to facilitate two CSLIT Camp getaways, three symposiums lead by the CSLIT Executive Council, ten successful board-wide General Assembly meetings, and a board-wide Voices That Challenge Conference in partnership with Me to We.
Before being elected to serve as a Student Trustee, Rhea was the Secretary of her school’s Student Council, a member of the Safe Schools Ambassador team, and led many extracurricular activities within her school community such as a mental health awareness week.
This year, Rhea is honoured to have been elected as the Operations Officer for the Ontario Student Trustees Association after having served as one of the Co-Chairs for the Ontario Student Voice Awards Committee for a year. She is very excited to be a part of an organization that offers such a unique perspective and strives towards creating a platform where the students of Ontario have their voices heard and recognized. As Operations Officer, she hopes to improve the way Committees connect with the General Assembly of OSTA-AECO. She also will be looking to promote outreach to the students of Ontario so they are aware that their voices are heard and that every student matters. Rhea believes that student voice is essential to promoting a positive and healthy learning environment for all students.
During the summer, Rhea volunteers with an Arts Summer Camp, promoting engagement in the arts as a positive outlet for youth to express themselves. In her spare time, she enjoys perfecting different guacamole recipes and participating in competitive swimming.