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CMSD82 News Release – Retirement Director of HR & Appointment of New Director of HR – Dec. 20, 2018


It saddens us to announce the retirement of Cam MacKay, Director of Human Resources effective August 31, 2019. It is difficult if not impossible to sum up his achievements over the past 32 years of dedicated service.

Cam joined the school district in in September 1987. In 2005, Cam assumed the role of Principal at Caledonia Secondary School, which he held for nine years before assuming the role of Director of Human Resources on January 1, 2014. He is highly regarded and a respected long-time educator within the school district having held many years of outstanding classroom teaching and administrative positions.

Cam has been an integral part of our school district for the past 32 years. We all recognize Cam’s outstanding leadership abilities, unconditional dedication, compassionate approach, strong sense of community and productive interactions with students and staff that he consistently brought to all matters. Coast Mountains School District is extremely grateful for Cam’s long-term service and his many significant contributions to the school district. Cam will be deeply missed upon his retirement, however, we can only feel happy for him after the many years of hard work, commitment and dedication worthy of admiration.

In light of Cam’s impending retirement, it is my pleasure to announce that Janet Meyer, Director of Instruction (School Support) has accepted the position of Director of Human Resources effective August 1, 2019.

A long-term employee, Janet assumed the position of Director of Instruction (School Support) on August 1, 2014 and served as a member of the District Education Team. She previously held the position of Principal at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School for the period of August 2010 to July 2014. Janet also held the position of Principal at Nechako Elementary School and Vice Principal of the former Roy Wilcox Elementary School including classroom teaching assignments in Kitimat schools as an outstanding educator.

Janet holds a Bachelor of Education Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Victoria and a Master of Education Degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Victoria. Her highly successful K-12 leadership experience and her experience gained as Director of Instruction (School Support) combined with her strong educational background and her broad experience base supervising teaching and support staff will serve Janet very well in her new role as Director of Human Resources. Coast Mountains School District is very fortunate to have an individual of Janet’s caliber filling the important role of Director of Human Resources. Janet will transition into her new role over the next six months under Cam’s mentorship and guidance.

The school district will be seeking to fill the position of Director of Instruction (School Support) and will conduct a Canada wide search commencing in February 2019.

We extend our sincerest congratulations to Cam on his impending retirement and our best wishes for every success to Janet in her new role.


Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools


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