Ian Kent's Bio

Equipped with an undergraduate degree and Master’s degree in Education from the University of British Columbia, Ian Kent has served as a Teacher, Vice-Principal, Principal and Assistant Superintendent of schools within School District No.48 for the past 35 years. Now retired, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his first term as a School Trustee.


With a passion for biking, hiking and skiing, Ian dedicates his time to helping others enjoy the outdoors through sport. Ian is an avid volunteer at the Whistler Olympic Park, where he helps to facilitate sporting events, including the introduction of biathlon. Ian is currently completing his first year as the Chair of the Squamish United Church. Happily married for over 35 years, Ian and his wife raised three children in Squamish, each having attended School District No.48 schools. He still loves to immerse himself in the classroom, and will often be found helping out in classes with students of all ages.


Ian holds a three-tier educational philosophy, where he believes that “all children can learn”, that students learn best if they are active, engaged and learning in a variety of ways, and that we must provide safe learning environments for all students.