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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Staff Directory & Role

The Administrator oversees all aspects of Indigenous Education, and works closely with department staff, district staff, the advisory committee, and the community, to create sustainable programming and positive quality experiences for our students and families..

Resource Teachers
The role of the District Indigenous Resource Teacher is to help facilitate the learning of Indigenous students and engage teachers in Indigenizing their practice.

  • For the student this means building relationships and uncovering learning opportunities  available to them both within and outside the school. (scholarships, programs, clubs, articles for the Canoe, etc.)
  • For the teacher this means collaborating with teachers regarding the revised curriculum to help integrate and identify perspectives and approaches that align with the First Peoples practices.

Youth Workers
The Youth Workers assist schools, parents, and students in their efforts to develop positive relationships and effective communication methods. They provide individualized support for students as needed. Services are generally accessed through a referral from the student's school.

Indigenous Cultural Facillitators

The Indigenous Cultural Facillitators provide students and their families and teachers with support and cultural facilitation in the area of Indigenous studies.

  • Implements individualized and/or group programs in Indigenous studies.
  • Promotes Indigenous culture among the student body and a strong, positive self image among Indigenous students by various means.
GaylePrincipalGBedard@sd43.bc.caAboriginal Education
KaylaYouth Workerkburgess@sd43.bc.caBirchland, Cape Horn, Castle Park, Cedar Drive, Alderson
CarrieYouth Workercclark@sd43.bc.caEagle Ridge, Suwa'lkh, Glen, Gleneagle, Scott Creek
JoanYouth Workerjcouzelis@sd43.bc.caSuwa'lkh, Maillard
RobResource Teacherrcowie@sd43.bc.caAboriginal Education
LeanneYouth Workerlefisher@sd43.bc.caAspenwood, Blakeburn, Heritage Mountain, Hazel Trembath, Hampton Park, Leigh, Westwood
Terri-MaeResource Teachertgalligos@sd43.bc.caAboriginal Education
Kirk Resource Teacherkgummow@sd43.bc.caAboriginal Education
TarynYouth Workerthatch@sd43.bc.caC.A.B.E., Kilmer, Mountain View, Lord Baden Powell
DianeYouth Workerdkiss@sd43.bc.caIrvine, Nestor, Terry Fox
NancySecretarynlabranche@sd43.bc.caAboriginal Education
DawnSupport Workerdmarks@sd43.bc.caAboriginal Education
LorendaSupport Workerlmckay@sd43.bc.caAboriginal Education
CynthiaYouth Workercpaul@sd43.bc.caAnmore, Eagle Mountain, Miller Park, Minnekhada, Mountain Meadows, Mundy Road, Pleasantside, R.C. MacDonald, Riverview Park
ArielleYouth Workerarsanderson@sd43.bc.caMoody Elementary, Moody Middle, Pitt River, Seaview
ShellyYouth Workerssheehan@sd43.bc.caCentral, Citadel, Coquitlam River, Maple Creek, Mary Hill, Meadowbrook, Riverview Park
ClaytonYouth Workercskapski@sd43.bc.caBanting, Eagle Ridge, Walton, Roy Stibbs, Parkland
TBDYouth WorkerBirchland, Panorama Heights, Pinetree, Pleasantside, Riverside, Summit
StephanieYouth Workerstwatson@sd43.bc.caBaker Drive, James Park, Porter Street, Ranch Park, Rochester
AlannaYouth Workerawaunch@sd43.bc.caDr. Charles Best, Port Moody Secondary, R.C. MacDonald, Heritage Woods
RyanYouth Workerrywilliams@sd43.bc.caKwayhquitlum, Como Lake, Montgomery

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828