Langley School Board chair not in running

Langley’s school board chair won’t be running for a third term.

Instead, Wendy Johnson is, after 40 years in education, semi-retiring and moving to New Westminster next year.

Johnson, who will be 65 years old in 2015, has served two terms as a school trustee and three years as board chair.

“I’m very proud of this board and its accomplishments over the three years I have served as its chair. We paid off the $13 million deficit one year ahead of schedule, we hired a new district leadership team, we developed Langley’s first long-term facilities plan through public consultation, we implemented almost all of the recommendations from the Auditor-General’s report, we established liaison committees with the Township and the City of Langley, and we’ve established a democratic committee structure to guide the board in its future endeavours.”

She started as a classroom teacher in 1973 and moved on to become an administrator in 1990. Johnson was named Langley’s Woman of the Year in 2001 and received the Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 from the provincial government for her leadership at the inner-city Langley school. In 2008 she completed her doctorate in education, the same year she ran for school board.

“It’s time now to step back a bit from the intensity of all this work,” commented Johnson.

Just Posted

Upcycling: possibilities endless for Langley artists using recovered items

Past winner enjoys taking garbage, and not recycling but upcycling it into something better.

Walnut Grove liquor store move turned down by council

For the second time since December, council has voted against the plan.

UPDATE: At least two hospitalized after plane leaves runway at Abbotsford Airport

Incident occurred around noon on Friday; Transport Canada investigating

VIDEO: Langley crews prepare for salting and plowing

With heavy snow expected, crews are working 24-hours until the weather system passes.

TransLink says 28 new Skytrain cars to arrive early

The cars for the Expo and Millennium lines will now be delivered three years earlier

Therapy dogs make appearance at B.C. Games

The St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog program launches a pilot project at the 2018 Kamloops B.C. Winter Games

BCHL Today: Cowichan Caps play spoiler and Nanaimo wins 10th straight game

BCHL Today is a (near) daily look at what’s going on around the league and the junior A world.

Federal budget to unveil incentive for 5-week second parent leave: official

Goal behind the measure is to give parents more incentive to share child-rearing responsibilities

Notley says Alberta watching B.C. court bid closely, will get no free ride on it

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley ended the three-week ban on B.C. wine, calming the trade war

Trudeau ends troubled India trip in his comfort zone of hockey and youth

The players, 18-25, came to New Delhi from Ladakhi in northern India, as part of outreach program

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Kim Boutin named Canada’s flag bearer for closing ceremony

Two more medals for Canada, including the bronze in men’s hockey

Team Canada’s Dave Duncan apologizes after drunken joyride in Pyeongchang

Duncan, his wife Maja and Canadian technical coach William Raine detained by South Korean police

Heavy snowfall for Coquihalla

Kelowna - Snowfall is expected to continue on the highway until Sunday

Czechmate: Canada wins men’s Olympic hockey bronze

Vernon’s Andrew Ebbett scores twice as Canada beats Czech Republic 6-4

Most Read