Trustees ensure schools provide students with opportunities for quality education.  They set education policies that reflect the aspirations of the community and that are consistent with overall provincial guidelines. 

The Board of Education of Coast Mountains School District 82 is comprised of seven Trustees. The Board was elected in October 2022 for a four-year term for the period of November 2022 to November 2026.

Margaret Warcup – Board Chairperson 
Trustee Electoral Area 2 – Terrace
Tel: (250) 631-2689 / Email:
Board Representative: BCPSEA Alternate 

Karen Jonkman – Vice Chairperson 
Trustee Electoral Area 1 – Kitimat
Tel: (250) 632-7947 / Email:
Board Representative: BCPSEA Alternate

Sonny Duncan-Green
Trustee Electoral Area 1 – Kitimat
Tel: (250) 279-2655 / Email:

Ed Harrison
Trustee Electoral Area 2 – Terrace
Tel: (250) 635-3459 / Email:
Board Representative: BCSTA Alternate

Wayne Jones
Trustee Electoral Area 4 – Stewart
Tel: (778) 794-0392 / Email:

Mike Maxim
Trustee Electoral Area 3 – Thornhill

Tel: (250) 631-9057 / Email:

Julia Sundell
Trustee Electoral Area 5 – Hazelton
 Tel: (778) 202-2589 / Email:
Board Representative:  BCSTA Provincial Councillor


British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA)
– Please visit the BCSTA website at for information.

British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA)
– Please visit the BCPSEA website at for information.



In Coast Mountains School District 82, we are proud of our successes and the positive impact we have on students’ lives.  Our Board of Education remains committed to putting students at the centre of everything we do with special thanks to the hard work and commitment of our staff who are highly skilled, motivated and committed to the well-being, inclusion and success of our students in every one of our schools.  We are always challenging ourselves to be even better for our students.

As School District 82 continues to grow and evolve, our Board of Education has developed a Strategic Plan through the culmination of extensive consultation with students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members.  The commitment and enthusiasm shown in developing this plan has demonstrated how deeply passionate our communities are about the education and well-being of our children, our youth, and our communities.

The Board of Education is pleased to present a clear, strong, collective vision and plan to guide us as we move forward over the next five years (2022-2027).  To view the CMSD82 Strategic Poster & Plan 2022-2027, please access the link provided below.  The development and implementation of the Strategic Plan provides a collective focus for the school district to pursue the Board’s significant priorities and goals.

CMSD82 Strategic Poster & Plan 2022-2027

Guided by the Mission, Values and Vision statements, the Strategic Plan identifies our strategic priorities and goals.  These priorities reflect our commitment to:

All Students Realizing their Full Potential
Honouring and Respecting Culture and Diversity
Well-Being within the Educational Community

For further information, please contact Carole Gagnon, Board of Education Office Executive Assistant at 250-638-4401 or via email at

Learning Together, Realizing Success for All – Engage, Ignite, Empower!



Coming Events

  • June is Pride Month
  • Congratulations Graduating Class of 2023!
  • June 1 & 6 – Budget Working Committee Meetings
  • June 7 – Business Committee Meeting
  • June 7 – Education Committee Meeting
  • June 14 – Hybrid Regular Board Meeting (held in Stewart)
  • June 21 – Hybrid Regular Board Meeting (if required)
  • June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • June 28 – Last Day of School
  • June 29 – Administrative Day (schools are not in session)
  • June 29-September 4 – Summer Break
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