Harold Huntley profile

Harold Huntley retired in 2000 after a 33-year career as a teacher and principal in district separate schools.
Since retiring, he has served for four years as a Northern Lights Credit Union director and four years as a trustee on the Northwest Catholic District School Board.
For 12 years, he has been director of Columbus Place for Seniors. He is a former chairperson of St. Mary’s pastoral council, a past Grand Knight of KC Council #2766, and a former district deputy for KC District #33.
Huntley also has been a lector in St. Mary’s Parish for more than 40 years and a minister of communion for over 30 years.
He is a candidate for the position of trustee because he has been a part of the separate schools of Fort Frances for most of his life.
As a former student, teacher, principal, trustee, parent, and grandparent of students in our Fort Frances separate schools, he has a keen interest in the operation of our Catholic schools.
He views teaching in our Catholic schools as a religious vocation, and he would like to continue working as an advocate for the students and the parents of the community.
As a retired person, he has the time to dedicate to this cause.
Huntley believes that Catholic education is facing serious threats from an increasingly secular Canada, and that Ontario could lose Catholic schools just as Newfoundland and Quebec recently lost theirs.
He strongly feels that we need dedicated, respected, and determined leaders in our separate schools to withstand the challenges ahead.
He believes the major issues facing our separate schools are the hiring and retention of qualified and dedicated Catholic teachers and support staff, maintaining the high-quality education programs we presently provide to our students, and providing resources and professional development for staff to improve an already superior educational experience for our students.
Huntley has been a part of Catholic education in Fort Frances since he first moved to town in 1957 and was enrolled in St. Francis School.
He would like your support in electing him for one final term as trustee on the Northwest Catholic District School Board.