Jo Chrona is an educator, traveller, philosopher, spouse, and Two-Spirited woman. She is of Ts’msyen (member of Kitsumkalum First Nation) and European heritage, and seeks to continually challenge herself. She is learning how to live fully in life, and forever struggling to live it on her own terms. As a creative, she paints for fun, bakes for others, and writes to breathe.
Jo is passionate about creating systemic change to build a truly inclusive, strength-based education experience for all learners. With over 20 years’ experience teaching in both K–12 and post-secondary systems, Jo also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. She has been involved in curriculum development and resource writing, professional learning through inquiry networks, and Indigenous education. She has helped transform British Columbia’s K–12 system in a variety of roles, including working with a First Nations-led education advocacy organization, and as an advisor to the BC Ministry of Education.
Jo continues to provide professional learning workshops on Indigenous education and anti-racism. She is currently located in the traditional territories of the lək̓wəŋən peoples, in the area also now known as Victoria, BC.