Jo-Anne L. Chrona

Curriculum Coordinator, First Nations Education Steering Committee


Jo-Anne (Jo) L. Chrona is currently the Curriculum Coordinator for the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), an independent society led by a strong and diverse board of approximately 100 First Nations community representatives in BC.  She is passionate about helping create systemic change in the K-12 education system to establish a truly inclusive, strength-based education experience for all learners.

In addition to teaching in both the K-12 and post-secondary systems in British Columbia, her professional experience includes working as a Policy Analyst with FNESC and Advisor to the BC Ministry of Education and serving as a Faculty Associate in Simon Fraser University’s Teacher Education Program.

Over the past two decades, she has also been actively involved in the areas of curriculum and resource development and writing, professional learning through inquiry networks, literacy development and Indigenous education. Recently, she was also actively involved in curriculum revisions for the BC education system, and worked with school districts in the development of the Core Competencies.

Jo-Anne is a member of the Kitsumkalum Band of the Ts’msyen Nation on the northwest coast of British Columbia.  She is of the Ganhada clan.

My Session

NTGAE: Plenary Session – Transformation Through Collaboration: Creating Education Systems for the Success of All Learners

Macdonald A/B/C

How do we create education systems that support the success of all learners? How do we engage in Reconciliation through education? In this session, Jo-Anne will begin with raising some of the long-held assumptions about education that continue to exist in provincial and territorial education systems today. Delegates will be challenged to transform education by […]