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Ron Young

Ron was born and raised in the Lessard area. He attended school at Ardmore, Fort Kent, and BCHS. He graduated from the U of A before teaching a year in Wainright, and joining NLSD in 1979. After spending many years as an instructor and administrator, he retired in 2014. He was appointed by Education Minister Jeff Johnson to sit on the Teaching Excellence panel in 2013. He has been married to his wife Val for 41 years. They have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Ron spent 23 years on town and city council, and played a part in the unification of Grand Centre, Cold Lake, and Medley, and the attaining of city status by Cold Lake. He remains very involved in provincial politics.

As a teacher and administrator over 4 decades, Ron has been deeply involved in education. He believes NLSD has some of the finest teachers in the world. Our challenge is empowering others to achieve at the highest level.

Ron spends his summers at Crane Lake, and spends time boating and skiing. He believes one of life’s greatest gifts is being a grandparent. This consumes his time during the other 11 months.