CMSD82 News Release – Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education Appointment – August 1, 2021 (PDF Format)


The Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Jacobs to the position of Director of Instruction, Indigenous Education.  Julia will assume her new position on August 1, 2021.

Julia currently holds the position of Vice Principal at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, a role she assumed on August 1, 2020.  She previously held a teaching position at Kildala Elementary School from 2011 to 2016 having provided Teacher Teaching-on-Call coverage for three years prior to that assignment.  Julia assumed the position of District Literacy & Aboriginal Education Coordinator on September 1, 2016 and was appointed to the role of Vice Principal at Cassie Hall Elementary School on September 1, 2017.

Julia holds a Master of Education Degree from the Vancouver Island University and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of British Columbia.  Her Master’s Thesis was entitled “First Peoples Principles of Learning Through the Lens of Storytelling”.  Julia has always demonstrated passion in her profession, an understanding and respect for local diverse cultures, history and the importance of building positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the community.

Indigenous partners and Coast Mountains School District are united in believing that the knowledge, experience and passion that Julia brings to improving learning success for all students will have a tremendously positive impact on young people of Indigenous heritage across our school district.

Coast Mountains School District is most fortunate to have Julia assume this key role and welcomes her to the District Leadership Team.

Our congratulations are extended to Julia on her appointment and we wish her every success in her new position.


Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

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