Trustee candidate: Ron Johnstone running in Fraser Cascade

School District 78: Johnstone, Ron - Trustee Candidate

  • Oct. 21, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Ron Johnstone

I have proudly represented my community since 2008 as a School Trustee. I began my service just a few months before I retired from my career as a professional firefighter (28 years). My wife Ann and I have been married for 34 years and have spent the last 21 years living in this wonderful community of Agassiz-Harrison. My experience and interest in the education system started in 1995 when my son entered kindergarten at Kent Elementary School. My wife Ann and I became involved parents from beginning to end and watched proudly as our son walked across the stage and graduated with honours from AESS. With my son entering the world of university, I realized that my involvement with education in our community had only just begun and I decided to run for School Trustee. Since then, my experience has grown substantially as I worked hard and continually focused on my commitment to the success of students in School District 78. Outlined below is some of the experience I bring to the table:

 

  • Six years (2 terms) serving as a Trustee in School District 78

  • Two consecutive years as School Board Chair (2012 & 2013)

  • Six years as a Trustee representative on the SD78 AEC (Aboriginal Education Council)

  • Heavily involved in the creation of the SD78 Board of Education Strategic Plan

  • Current Trustee Education Committee representative

  • Trustee representative on the SD78 District Technology Committee

  • Trustee representative on the UFV (University of the Fraser Valley) Aboriginal Community Council

  • Current Trustee liaison for Harrison Hot Springs PAC (Parent Advisory Council)

  • Current Trustee Pro-D Committee representative

  • Previously served on the SD78

    • Budget Advisory Committee

    • Operations and Facilities Committee

    • Literacy Committee

    • DPAC (District Parent Advisory Council) – Trustee Liaison

 

 

I have consistently demonstrated the following characteristics and I:

 

  • Bring a high level of commitment and passion to the work

  • Am a very good listener.

  • See great value in a collaborative, innovative team approach

  • Conduct myself in a professional, thoughtful and respectful manner.

  • Will continue to embrace opportunities for growth

  • Put a high value on people and the good work they do.

  • Am open minded and have the skills to learn and develop

 

As a Trustee, I have attended every regular board meeting and nearly every committee meeting. I have worked hard on your behalf and will continue to do so. As evidenced by the experience listed above, I am dedicated to making an impact in as many areas as possible on behalf of all those who value education in our small community. I believe that good public education will provide all students with an opportunity to find their passion and pursue their dreams. With your help, I hope to continue working towards this goal over the next four years.

 

 

 

 

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