CMSD82 is Hiring … Join our Team!

Coast Mountains Schools District 82 is accepting applications for the following positions currently available in its Hazelton, Kitimat, Kitwanga, Terrace and Stewart school communities.  The school district provides educational support for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in nineteen schools with a teaching, professional and support staff of more than 650 employees.  Learn more about an interesting career in education and about our team by viewing the school district’s recruitment video (click on link to open) via YouTube. 

  • Certified Teachers Teaching on Call
  • Non-Certified Teachers Teaching on Call with relevant education and experience
  • Certified Education Assistants
  • Non-Certified Education Assistants with relevant education and experience

APPLY TODAY!  Please email your resume with references to our Human Resources Department at

Should you have questions, or you require more information, please contact:

Denise McGillivray – Human Resources Officer, Teachers & Exempt Staff
Tel: (250) 638-4403

Kyla Magnusson – Human Resources Officer, Support Staff
Tel: (250) 638-4440

To view this CMSD82 Recruitment Communique in PDF format, please access the following link.  Please feel free to share this link with family, friends and/or acquaintances as desired.

CMSD82 Is Hiring – Join our Team – November 8, 2021



Haisla Nation Council Statement regarding recent events in Kitimat Schools

Haisla Nation Council (HNC) is aware of a troubling incident at a Kitimat school yesterday involving a Haisla youth who had chosen to wear Haisla regalia in class as part of the annual school picture day.

We join our membership in expressing our deep disappointment about the incident – and stand by all of our membership – including our youth – who wish to honour our culture and traditions in school and elsewhere.

HNC has been in close contact with the school administration as well as Coast Mountains School District since the incident occurred. We continue to work together to address the incident and ensure our youth feel safe and welcome to express themselves in school in Kitimat and the region.

HNC notes that this incident occurred within weeks of the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and serves as a reminder of the necessary work ahead to achieve reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Any Haisla members who have questions or concerns with matters that they may have faced in school are welcome to contact our Director of Education Angie Maitland at 250-639-9361 ext. 351, or e-mail



CMSD82 Public Statement, Support Appreciated MEMSS Incident, Nov. 1, 2021

We are writing to you this afternoon to thank members of the Kitamaat Village and Kitimat communities for reaching out to the leadership at Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School in follow up to an incident that occurred at the school yesterday, November 1.

The Principal of Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary School, Christine Byrd, is receiving your messages and is committed to responding to each message personally.  Please appreciate that this may take some time noting that a response will be provided to all messages received.

The senior leadership team of Coast Mountains School District 82, parents from both communities, the leadership of the Haisla Nation and students are working together to support students, parents and staff at this time.  We have met with parents and have agreed that we will work on this matter together.

Our school district values diversity and expects that students have the ability to express pride for their rich culture in word and action.

Coast Mountains School District 82 appreciates, encourages and supports the collective voice of students regardless of ancestry.

As the Superintendent of Schools, I can assure you that the appropriate steps are being taken to ensure that the Haisla culture is alive and visible.

We appreciate your support and understanding as we work through this incident together.


Janet Meyer                                       Crystal Smith
Superintendent of Schools              Haisla Nation Chief Councillor