Parent Commissioner for the ACSSSN Committee

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping. ‘” – Mr. Rogers. This quote has always been my aspiration to make our world a better place. I love to help, support, share kindness, and guide or advocate for others in need.


ACSSSN Committee


Advisory Committee on Special Needs

Audit, Finance, and Material Resources Committee

Human Resources Committee

Parents’ Committee

Communication Committee

Schools Zoned in Ward

REACH School

Schools with Special Programs

ACCESS Cleghorn

ACCESS Royal Oak

ACCESS Brossard


Access Guimond

Short Biography

Carrie Ellen Ronning was elected during the 2020-21 school calendar year as the Chair and Parent Commissioner positions representing the ACSSSN committee and students with special needs for the school board. Carrie Ellen has volunteer experience with assistance programs for adults with special needs. She worked within a special needs school district, and a music therapy summer camp in Illinois, where she previously resided. Carrie Ellen also worked in the financial industry in management, training administration, and being a member of the loan and the compliance committees. Carrie Ellen has dedicated her time to a homeless shelter, participating in local food drives, raising funds for the American Cancer Society, and dedicating time to the local high school’s fine art program. Since residing in Quebec, Carrie Ellen participated as a member of the parent committee at her child’s daycare (CPE) before he transitioned to elementary school. Carrie Ellen has 2 children that attend a school at Riverside and wanted to be involved within the school community. Carrie Ellen hopes her passion, drive, creativity, and previous work experiences bring fresh and unique perspectives to Riverside and the various committees she currently attends.