About Alberta Education

Meet the Minister

Honourable Jeff Johnson

Biography for the Honourable Jeff Johnson 

Jeff Johnson was elected to his first term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater (formerly Athabasca-Redwater) on March 3, 2008.

In May 2012, Mr. Johnson was appointed Minister of Education. This appointment builds on Mr. Johnson's experience as co-chair of the pioneering Inspiring Education committee. He has been previously appointed Minister of Infrastructure, Minister responsible for the Oil Sands Secretariat and Parliamentary Assistant to the Treasury Board.

In addition to his regular duties as an MLA and the Minister of Education, he serves as a member of the Treasury Board, the Agenda and Priorities Committee and the Operations Committee, as well as the Ministerial Liaison to the Canadian Armed Forces.

Jeff has experience working in both the financial markets as a futures trading floor pit boss and in building a series of successful small businesses.  As owner and president of the largest rural Xerox sales agency in Western Canada, he was recognized as the Xerox Canada Agent of the Year three times and selected to be one of six members appointed to the National Agent Council.

As a former coach and trainer Jeff has enjoyed working with hockey players at the junior, college and pro levels and learned the importance of mentoring and teamwork.

Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and he continues to remain an active member of his community through various organization like his local Rotary Club and his family’s church.

He and his wife Kim, along with their three young children, continue to live in beautiful Athabasca.

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Minister's email address: Education.Minister@gov.ab.ca