Fraser Ballantyne has 35-years experience in education as a Teacher, Counselor, School Administrator and Human Resources Manager. His work with new Canadians, ESL students, Downtown Eastside inner city youth, and youth in five secondary schools has given him strong insight into the issues and concerns of students, parents and teachers.
Over the past 5 years at the Vancouver School Board, Fraser has worked collaboratively with the Vancouver Elementary and Secondary Teacher associations, and the Senior District Management team regarding all aspects of yearly budgets, teacher hiring, and the distribution of staffing for adult education, district programs and secondary schools.
Fraser looks forward to improving the relationship between employee groups, from trades and supervision aides to teacher unions and administration, for the betterment of public education. He is also excited about the increased community use of school facilities to meet the growing demand for youth activities, senior programs and community learning.