Ron has enjoyed a long and varied career in public education in British Columbia. Working for several different school districts he has been a classroom Teacher. District Technology Coordinator, Secondary School Principal, Director of Middle/ Secondary Education, and most recently District Principal of Career Education, Trades Training and Distributed Learning. Ron has embraced on educational focus on creating varied and innovative learning opportunities for students. Through his initiatives, and continuous support from others, the Cowichan Valley School District (where he is currently employed) has developed a number of exciting career transition programs for secondary students. Forging strong work relationships with our local aboriginal partners and Vancouver Island University has been critical components of this success. This has contributed to overall improved graduation rates for our students and in particular our aboriginal students.