About Me – Jo Chrona

Jo Chrona PicI am an education consultant, speaker, and author, supporting professional learning opportunities in the areas of Indigenous education and anti-racism.

My professional experience includes over 25 years teaching in both K-12 and post-secondary education, working as a Faculty Associate in SFU’s Teacher Education Program, an Advisor with the BC Ministry of Education, and a Policy Analyst then Curriculum Manager, for the First Nations Education Steering Committee in British Columbia. 

Over the past two decades, I have also been actively involved in the areas of curriculum development and resource writing, professional learning through inquiry networks, literacy development, and Indigenous education. I was also involved in various aspects of transformation in the BC education system, and also managed the development of authentic Indigenous teacher resources.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in English from SFU, a Diploma in Education in Guidance Studies, and Master’s Degree in Educational Technology from the UBC, and am passionate about helping create systemic change in education systems to support truly inclusive and responsive, strength-based education experiences for all learners.

I am Ts’msyen through my mother, and belong to Ganhada of Waap K’oom of the Kitsumkalum First Nation in British Columbia, and am also of European heritage through my father.

Currently, I work as an education consultant and provide the following professional learning sessions:

  • Beyond the Poster on the Wall: The First Peoples Principles of Learning
  • Wayi Wah! Intersections Between Indigenous Education Epistemic Racism, Bias, and Privilege
  • Authentic Indigenous Resources

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and in other words

the words i use to describe myself become my story…so i choose thoughtfully…for the stories we tell about ourselves are powerful shapers

i am a daughter, sister, friend, traveller, educator, philosopher, adventurer, and spouse. i am of ts’msyen (kitsumkalum first nation) and european heritage, and am a two-spirited woman continually challenging myself. i’m learning how to live fully in life, and forever struggling to live it on my terms.

i enjoy painting, writing, travel, reading, irreverence, laughter, the ocean, fresh air, adventure, curiosity, living with intention, animals, learning, thoughtful people, words, transformation, connecting with place, spirituality, touch, living authentically, honouring, creativity, baking, stories, and exploring the spaces in between our words

and good coffee on a quiet morning.

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