Ron Orser (BPEd)
Ron Orser is the Founder and CEO of Kessinger Consulting.
He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1986, with a Bachelor of Physical Education and Biological Sciences. Ron began teaching in 1987, at St. Thomas More Collegiate in Burnaby, one of the top-ranking schools in British Columbia, and was awarded his professional designation (British Columbia Teaching Certificate) by the Ministry of Education, in 1989. During his 30 years of tenure at St. Thomas More Collegiate, Ron taught a wide variety of courses, including senior Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Economics & Accounting. His time at STMC, was not limited to the classroom. He has worked closely with the school’s Finance Committee and has coached several provincial championship teams.
As a life-long learner, Ron has always been committed to continuing his education. Since graduating from UBC, he has continued his studies and excelled in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry also at the University of British Columbia, and Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
In the mid-1990’s, the need for fundraising and stewardship at STMC was identified as a key in the longevity and sustainability of the school, and Ron was selected as Development Director to oversee this new branch of the school. During this time, he initiated many successful fundraising events, which have become a valuable source of school revenue, and create a sense of community within the alumni.
Ron’s strength in leadership has been sought out in many other areas of the school. He was awarded the position of Athletic Director in 1999, and was promoted the following year to Vice-Principal of the school. During his time as Vice-Principal, Ron was instrumental in the construction of a new Fine Arts wing and a state-of-the-art Fitness Facility.
His leadership skills have been far-reaching and in demand internationally. Ron was invited to a leadership conference at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana. He was selected to be a part of the evaluation team for St. John’s Catholic High School, in Naples, Florida. Ron also attended the Independent Schools of North America Conference for Administrators on School Law, in Houston, Texas. Most recently, Ron was invited to Cambridge No. 3 Middle School, in Harbin, China, to speak on opportunities and benefits of having a Canadian education, specifically, graduating with a Dogwood Certificate, from a BC Ministry approved school.