Cowichan Valley School District.

Spilsbury voted in for 10th term as school district board of education chair

Kemmler to assume the role of vice-chair

The Board of Education for the Cowichan Valley School District has reinstated Candace Spilsbury as board chair and voted in Johanne Kemmler as vice-chair.

While trustees serve four-year terms after being voted in, there is a vote for executive members every year.

Spilsbury is currently in her fourth term as a trustee on the board and will be her 10th term as board chair. Kemmler has a long history with the district and became a trustee in 2018, but is new to the executive.

“As a board we are proud of the work that we have done over the last number of years,” noted Spilsbury, “Our board continues to work hard for the students, staff and community. I want to thank and acknowledge Trustee Barb de Groot’s service to the board as vice-chair for the last number of years and welcome vice-chair Kemmler to this new position.”

The last four years have seen many successes, including launching of the new strategic plan Beyond Education, the development and launching of a new logo, navigating the uncertain times COVID-19 has brought and the announcement of a new Cowichan Secondary School.

The board has also appointed the province’s first full-time District Elder and Knowledge Keeper, refocused efforts to bring mental health, inclusion, and Indigenous understandings into professional development and successfully increased childcare spaces and early learning opportunities in the district.

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Candace Spilsbury has been voted in for her 10th term as chair of the Cowichan Valley School District board. (Photo by Mark Margerison)

Candace Spilsbury has been voted in for her 10th term as chair of the Cowichan Valley School District board. (Photo by Mark Margerison)