Staff

ABORIGINAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STAFF

Principal:    Denise Augustine

 

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

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

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

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

Aboriginal Support Workers:
The role of the Aboriginal Student Support Worker (ASW) is to work alongside teachers to support Aboriginal 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 activites, the ASWs 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 Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal 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

Itinerant Team
Kara Joyce (Itinerant teacher)
Sally Heart (Itinerant teacher)
Stuart Pagaduan (CTA)
Harvey George (CTA)
George Seymour (CTA)
Claudia Sylvester (CTA)

Cowichan Secondary School
Wendy Charles (ABED teacher)
Carol Louie (CTA)
Earl Jack (ASSW)
Glen Edwards (ASSW)
Dwayne George (ASSW)
Rita George-Greene (ASSW)

Khowhemun Elementary
Julie Smith (ABED teacher)
Darlene Sylvester (CTA)
Bobbie Gabriel (ASSW)
Murphy Johnnie (ASSW)
Francine Thomas (ASSW)

Alexander Elementary 
Laurene Klyne (ABED teacher)
Dolly Sylvester (CTA)
Terry Daniels (ASSW)
Elaine Jack (ASSW)
Gary Johnny (ASSW)

CVOLC
Kimberly Douglas (ABED teacher)
Sharon George (ASSW)

Chemainus Secondary 
Barb Stoochnoff (Supporting teacher)
Joninne Pinnell (Coast Salish Studies)
Rose August (ASSW)

Frances Kelsey
Kevin VanderLinden (Vice Principal – Admin Contact)
Corene Gillis (Coast Salish Studies)
Ron George (ASSW)

Lake Cowichan & Palsson Elementary
Shannon Steininger (Itinerant teacher)
Posted (CTA)
Posted (ASSW)

Alex Aiken Elementary
Itinerant Team

Bench Elementary
John Thomas (ASSW)
Itinerant Team

Chemainus Elementary 
Laura Antoine (ASSW)
Itinerant Team

Discovery Elementary
Itinerant Team

Drinkwater Elementary
Elaine Jack (ASSW)
Itinerant Team

Ecole Cobble Hill Elementary
Itinerant Team

Ecole Mount Prevost Elementary
Itinerant Team

George Bonner Elementary
John Thomas (ASSW)
Itinerant Team

Maple Bay Elementary
Itinerant Team

Tansor Elementary
Francine Thomas (ASSW)
Itinerant Team