• Education awards nomination deadline extended March 20, 2019
    The nomination deadline for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education has been extended to April 30.
  • Funding provides thousands of students with new school playgrounds March 15, 2019
    The B.C. government is building 50 new playgrounds in 34 school districts this year, delivering healthier, more accessible learning environments for kids, while reducing pressure on parents to fundraise, announced Rob Fleming, Minister of Education.
  • Helping B.C. students fight lure of gangs with new ERASE strategy March 12, 2019
    Students, parents, educators, law enforcement and local partners in 12 B.C. communities will immediately begin receiving additional support and training opportunities to help at-risk kids get off the pathway to gun and gang violence, with a $1.12-million investment from the Province.
  • Safer, more efficient schools for B.C. students March 6, 2019
    Thousands of British Columbia students will learn and travel to school more safely and comfortably as $206 million flows to school districts for energy upgrades, maintenance projects and new buses. 


CMSD82 News Release – Jocelynn Drew, Teacher in Charge Interim Assignment, Bear Valley School   (PDF Format)


I am writing to share with you the interim assignment of Jocelynn Drew as Teacher in Charge at Bear Valley School effective April 1, 2019 until a replacement Principal has been determined.

We are grateful that Jocelynn is able to provide assistance with the upcoming retirement of Lionel Brideson, Principal at Bear Valley School effective March 31, 2019.

A long-term employee with the school district, Jocelynn currently holds a teaching position at Bear Valley School. She is an experienced and knowledgeable educator who has taught at both the secondary and elementary levels during her tenure with the school district in the community of Stewart.

Your understanding and patience is appreciated as we transition through this unexpected school administration change. Please be assured that the school district will be providing ongoing support to Jocelynn as she transitions into this interim assignment ensuring a continued safe and successful learning environment for students remains the focus of the school.

In the meantime, District staff is actively working on a long-term solution regarding the school principalship.

Please accept our sincere thanks in advance in providing assistance to Jocelynn as she assumes her interim assignment.


Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools

Print Friendly, PDF & Email