Jo Chrona is an educator, traveller, philosopher, spouse, and Two-Spirited woman of Ts’msyen and European heritage. She is a member of the Kitsumkalum First Nation. Jo seeks to continually challenge herself and is forever struggling to live life 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 25 years’ experience teaching in both K–12 and post-secondary systems, Jo is a certified teacher and 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 supported transformation of 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 lək̓ ʷə ŋən Peoples, in the area also known as Victoria, British Columbia.
Books by Jo Chrona
With over two decades' experience in Indigenous education, author Jo Chrona encourages readers to challenge assumptions, reflect on their own experiences, and envision a more equitable education system for all. This powerful and engaging resource is for educators who are new to these conversations or want to deepen their learning.