Michael Bethune was born and raised in Owen Sound and currently lives just north of Leith with his wife Ginette and two sons Liam and Callin. For over 25 years, Michael has been a teacher and Principal in several communities across Bruce and Grey counties and is currently Superintendent of Education for the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board.

Michael wants to use his experience in Education to be a strong advocate for children and their families, particularly Indigenous students and students with special needs.