Ron Heinrichs graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science (with Distinction) in Environmental Biology and then completed an Alberta Teacher Certification Program. After teaching for four years in Calgary, he took a position with Parkland School Division where he taught for 26 years. During this time he completed numerous courses and certificate programs including: Special Education and Counselling, Child Behaviour and Psychology, and Internet Skills. Having taught all grades from K – 9 and most subject areas has provided him with a solid understanding of the uniqueness of each of these grades. As well, this afforded the opportunity to work closely with students in a variety of areas including coaching teams and private music instruction.
Ron served as Principal in Parkland School Division (K-9 at Seba Beach School) for four years (2004-2008). As an administrator he has had the opportunity to gain a solid understanding of the uniqueness of each of the west end schools and their strengths as well as issues facing them. Working closely with students, teachers, principals and school councils and communities has provided the opportunity to develop and promote a positive, caring and understanding approach to education.
More recently Ron Heinrichs has completed a Masters and Doctorate Degree Program in Natural Health.
Ron believes that openness and collaboration between stakeholders is fundamental in ensuring an education for all students that maximizes their potential and makes success a reality. He believes that student motivation and engagement are paramount for the highest degree of learning and what is best for students should be the underlying factor in decision making.