EVENT DATE: January 13, 2022
TOPIC: Kingston Secondary School and the Effects of the Pandemic on Education
Born and raised in Kingston, Ontario, Krishna Burra was a Queen’s Concurrent Education graduate in the mid-1990s with teachables in History and Mathematics. Upon graduation, he was hired by the Frontenac County Board of Education, a precursor board for the Limestone District School Board. In ten years of teaching he taught students from Grades 7-12. For several years, Krishna served as a department head of “Global Studies.” He is a previous Queen’s Associate Teacher of the Year and Queen’s Baillie Award winner for excellence in secondary teaching.
Krishna went into school administration in 2005. Since July 2010, he has been a member of the Senior Staff of the Limestone District School Board serving as the Assistant to the Director of Education, and Supervisor of Safe and Caring Schools from 2010-2014. From fall of 2014 to summer of 2020 he served as Superintendent of Schools, Program, and Information Technology Services. His portfolio included a wide range of initiatives focused on secondary curriculum and professional learning, outdoor education, Indigenous education, international education, ITS, and supervision of the KCVI/KSS Family of schools.
At the provincial level, Krishna served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Public Supervisory Officers Association (OPSOA) from 2017-2020. During the summer of 2020, he was appointed as Director of Education for the Limestone District School Board.
Krishna lives in Kingston with his wife, who is a secondary teacher with Limestone, and their three children, ages 9, 12, and 15. His hobbies include running, coaching basketball, and following current events.
Given the ongoing effects of the pandemic on so many aspects of our lives, including the lives of our children and grandchildren, Krishna’s topic is timely and was very interesting for us all.