CMSD82 News Release – C. Austin, Indigenous Languages Revitalization Coord. Contract Services, Sept. 5, 2019


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the contract services of Colleen Austin, ‘Wii Goot, as Indigenous Languages Revitalization Coordinator for the school district reporting to the Superintendent of Schools.

Indigenous languages are an integral part of the identity of Canada’s Indigenous people. The Board of Education is pleased to support the engagement of Colleen’s services towards the preservation, promotion and revitalization of the First Nations languages within the school district.

The Board of Education’s objective in engaging Colleen’s services is to build, develop and implement a Five Year Plan for Languages Revitalization for the four local Indigenous languages within the traditional boundaries of the school district. This initiative will be conducted in consultation with a network team of Indigenous Languages Leaders representing the ten local… Continue reading


CMSD82 News Release – Kiran Bath, Acting Director of H.R. – Sept. 1, 2019


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Kiran Bath to the position of Acting Director of Human Resources.

Currently the Manager of Human Resources & Payroll, Kiran will assume the duties of Acting Director of Human Resources effective September 1, 2019 through to August 31, 2020 during the temporary assignment of Janet Meyer to the position of Acting Superintendent of Schools.

The experience and knowledge she has gained in her roles within the Human Resources Department since August 2013 and her proven ability to work well with people across the school district will serve her well in her new position. Kiran holds certification through the Canadian Payroll Association as a Certified Payroll Manager which requires renewal on an annual basis.

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to welcome the school community to the 2019-2020 School Year!   We are looking forward to working with all of you this year on behalf of Coast Mountains learners, and continue to make progress towards our School District goals.

Shared Vision …“Coast Mountains School District: creating opportunities for learning, opportunities for life.”

District Goals … Raise literacy and numeracy levels for all of our learners.  Graduation for every learner; crossing the stage with dignity, purpose and options.  Enhance learner engagement, opportunities and choice through personalized learning.

I look forward to working together to ensure that our focus on student learning is maintained while at the same time develop and foster a positive School District culture.  It is only through, working together, that we can have the greatest effect on kids and learning.

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CMSD82 Board of Education News Release – Superintendent of Schools Secondment to MoE – Sept. 1, 2019


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District would like to announce that Katherine McIntosh, Superintendent of Schools will be seconded to the Ministry of Education from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020 to support and work provincially on the implementation of the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning. Katherine will focus on supporting school districts to improve student outcomes, while acting as a liaison between the Ministry of Education and the education sector.

Katherine will bring a wealth of experience to her secondment role as a professional educator, a champion for all learners, and a respected senior leader within the education sector. She has worked at all levels of education in rural, remote, urban and Indigenous school settings across five vastly different school districts and two provinces over the… Continue reading