John McKee has ranched west of Claresholm most of his life. He took all of his schooling in Claresholm, graduating from Willow Creek Composite High in 1975. John moved to Edmonton where he attended the University of Alberta and completed his BSc in Agriculture in 1979. After working for WestCan Irrigation for a couple of years in Lethbridge he decided to return to school. He enrolled in education at the University of Lethbridge and finished his BEd in 1982. During his final year he met and married Jenny Schulze from Eastend, Saskatchewan. They then moved to Altario, Alberta where John taught for three years and Jenny taught at Provost. A teaching position came available at Fort Macleod and John and Jenny moved there in 1985. John taught at the G.R. Davis School for one year. John's Dad decided to expand his ranching operation and a decision was made to return to the ranch and assist in the everyday operation. Jenny currently teaches at West Meadow Elementary in Claresholm.
John and Jenny have three children; Trent, an electrician in Fort McMurry, Ethan who is attending the UofL and Mikayla who is a dental assistant in Claresholm.
John has had a variety of positions while his children were growing up. He served as a hockey coach, trainer and/or manager on several hockey teams, as President of Minor Hockey, President of the Swim Club, Zone Representative of ASSA and 4H Leader. Some other positions include the Noble Grand of Odd Fellows, Member of Special Places Committee and School Trustee for Willow Creek School Division.
Having been a teacher, substitute teacher throughout the northern end of the present LRSD, and former School Trustee, John has an understanding of the 'ins and outs' of the everyday school operation. This unique perspective allows him to represent the stakeholders of Ward One in making informed decisions which result in the best possible teaching and learning outcomes for students.