John McDonald is running for school board. (Citizen file)

John McDonald is running for school board. (Citizen file)

John McDonald brings 15 years teaching experience to school board race

“I’ve been involved in politics most of my life, mainly involving humanity and education”

John McDonald is running for a seat on the school board in the upcoming municipal elections.

McDonald spent 15 years teaching; 11 years in Grades 1 through 8 and four years in adult education.

He’s spent 66 years in the workforce, including jobs in construction and merchandising, often working for himself, along with some contracting.

“I’ve been involved in politics most of my life, mainly involving humanity and education,” McDonald said.

Some favourite quotes:

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because people are evil, but because of people who don’t do anything about it.” — Albert Einstein

“Civilization is a race between education and disaster.” — H.G. Wells

Democracy is akin to a plant, it has to be nourished. For if it stops maturing it dies.