Staff

INDIGENOUS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STAFF

Director of Aboriginal Education & Learner Engagement:    Larry Mattin

Acting Principal:    Charlie Coleman

District Elder / Knowledge Keeper:   Dolly Sylvester

Administrative Support:  Donna Beardsley  250 748-0321 eat. 235

Curriculum Coordinator:    Hannah Morales

Role of Curriculum Coordinator:  The prime responsibility of the Indigenous Education Curriculum Coordinator is to work with school staffs to improve the achievement level of Indigenous students. The coordinator works with teachers and students to develop their understanding of and appreciation for Indigenous culture and world view.

Itinerant Indigenous Education Teachers:
Itinerant Indigenous Education Teachers are culture, language and community liaisons. It is their role to help teachers integrate Indigenous culture and language into the curriculum. Itinerant teachers work with Cultural Teaching Assistants to develop and deliver programs and lessons that teach Indigenous culture and language.

School Based Indigenous Education Teachers:
School Based Indigenous Education teachers do similar work to the Itinerant teachers with the additional responsibility of tracking Indigenous students’ success, advocating for services as necessary, liaising with families and coordinating the INED team at the school(s).

Indigenous Support Workers:
The role of the Indigenous Student Support Worker (ISW) is to work alongside teachers to support Indigenous students, with respect to social, emotional, physical and educational growth. They are vital in developing and maintaining relationships between the school and the home. Among other activities, the ISWs may work one-on-one with students, may offer support in classrooms, and may make home visits.

Cultural Teaching Assistants:
Working alongside a teacher, Culture and Language Teaching Assistants (CTA) provide cultural education, and Hul’q’umi’num language opportunities. They are rich in Indigenous culture and tradition and their knowledge is available to be shared throughout the school, in all classrooms and in all curriculum areas.

Metis CTA
The Métis CTA works alongside the classroom teacher in the delivery of lessons that teach about Métis culture, history and world view. The Métis CTA is rich in Indigenous culture and tradition and his/her knowledge is available to be shared throughout the school, in all classrooms and in all curriculum areas.
Corinne Chow
Vicki Gravelle

Itinerant Team
Kara Joyce (Itinerant teacher)
Stuart Pagaduan (CTA)
Harvey George (CTA)
George Seymour (CTA)
Laura Antoine (CTA)
Corinne Chow (Métis CTA) 
Vicki Gravelle (Métis CTA)

Cowichan Secondary School
Lauren Rainone (INED teacher)
Rita George-Greene (ISW)
Norm Thorne  Grade 11 Cohort ICY
Kerra Michel  Grade 10 Cohort ICY

Quamichan
Helen Myhre (INED teacher)
Earl Jack (ISW)

Khowhemun Elementary
Julie Conroy (INED teacher)
Darlene Sylvester (CTA)
Bobbie Gabriel (ISW)
Dwayne George (ISW)
Francine Thomas  Grade 7 Cohort ICY

Alexander Elementary 
Kelly Gervan (INED teacher)
Claudia Sylvester (CTA)
Terry Daniels (ISW)
Gary Johnny (ISW)
Francine Thomas  Grade 7 Cohort ICY

CVOLC
Kimberly Douglas (INED teacher)
Oliver Clifton (ISW)

Chemainus Secondary 
Lori Hryniuk (Supporting teacher)
Joninne Pinnell (Coast Salish Studies)
Peter Antoine (ISW)

Frances Kelsey
Sonia Van Hell – Indigenous Support Teacher, Coast Salish 8
Kirby Edwards (ISW)

Lake Cowichan & Palsson Elementary
Delyth Morgan (Itinerant teacher)
Barb Jimmy (ISW)

Alex Aiken Elementary
Itinerant Team

Bench Elementary
John Thomas (ISW)
Itinerant Team

Chemainus Elementary 
Karen White  (ISW)
Itinerant Team

Crofton Elementary 
Karen White  (ISW)
Itinerant Team

Discovery Elementary
Itinerant Team

Drinkwater Elementary
Elaine Jack (ISW)
Itinerant Team

Ecole Cobble Hill Elementary
Itinerant Team

Ecole Mount Prevost Elementary
Itinerant Team

George Bonner Elementary
John Thomas (ISW)
Itinerant Team

Maple Bay Elementary
Itinerant Team

Tansor Elementary
Elaine Jack (ISW)
Itinerant Team