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We believe in supporting teachers in their work to help all students achieve their potential. We believe in building teacher capacity through mentorship, collaboration time and professional development opportunities. Teachers with a continuing contract status are eligible for tuition reimbursement should they pursue a Master’s degree or course work to achieve 5+15.


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What Our Teachers & Staff Are Saying

“I started out as a TTOC in Quesnel in 2014, after teaching for seven years in the Okanagan. I immediately found myself working often and in a variety of classrooms from K-12. This allowed me to get to know the district and staff, settling in quickly. Within months I had picked up my first part-time contract and have been working in contracts since. The best part of teaching in Quesnel, has been the community connections and teacher mentorship and collaboration opportunities. Quesnel is a welcoming, vibrant community with so many professional opportunities for educators, new and veteran, to grow and stretch their practice. I feel so fortunate to know I have an incredible amount of support and encouragement from staff and administration for the learning risks I take with my students. The other big personal draw to living in the community of Quesnel is the affordability and accessibility. We love our home and community we have built for ourselves and our son. We love that we are five to ten minutes from kayaking on several lakes, hiking and biking forest trails, running the river walk, and a bit further down the highway, skiing at our awesome local ski hill. (Only in the winter months of course…please note, we do not have snow year round!)”
— Sarah Guest, Grade 5/6/7 Teacher at Kersley Elementary
I have been fortunate enough to have been working with the Quesnel School District for the past 5 years. My short journey so far has already been filled with some great changes that have advanced my career. As a new teacher who had just completed teacher training in Ontario, I was initially hired to work a one-year contract as a French Immersion teacher at the high school. Before working in this position I was quickly offered a continuing contract at the middle school where I was able to teach for 4 years. After my first year of teaching, and thanks to the tuition reimbursement program within the school district, I was able to begin my Masters of Counselling. Only a few short months after completing this degree I was able to move in a continuing counselling position within the elementary system. It has been such a wonderful opportunity, and I have loved being able to experience the school system from so many different lenses in such a short period of time. Thanks to the opportunities and support available within this district, I have been able to explore so many different avenues in the field of education. I am so grateful for my experience with the Quesnel School District; it is a wonderful place to live and work.
— Sarah Sidwell
“I have been with School District #28 since 2004 as an Education Assistant, Youth Care Worker, Counselor, School-based Administrator and now as a District Administrator. These opportunities have allowed me to recognize the strengths we possess across our district. I have the opportunity to work with passionate, innovative and knowledgeable staff with student success as the primary focus. The strength our staff, the connections with students and the opportunities provided to me to deepen my knowledge have affirmed that the Quesnel School District was/is the absolute best career choice for me. I am lucky to work in a community that allows me to enjoy my passion; the outdoors. The opportunities for outdoor fun are unparalleled and often touched.”
— Dan Lowndes, District Principal of Support Services
I have worked with the Quesnel School District for 16 years with the majority of my teaching experience as an intermediate French Immersion teacher. I am currently serving the district in the capacity of French Curriculum Coordinator to help mentor and build teacher confidence by providing workshops and resources via a website. I appreciate how the School District has provided flexibility for me to grow as a teacher, being released to be an exchange teacher with our twin city, Shiraoi, Japan, and funding my Masters of Arts in Leadership & Administration through Gonzaga University.
I highly value the use of technology as a means to provide easier access to learning for students. I have been part of pilot projects in the implementation of SMART Boards in the classroom through SET-BC and the Math pilot project through ERAC (Educational Resources Acquisition Consortium). Currently, I enjoy supporting teachers and students to become more comfortable with technology and the French curriculum, and look forward to the implementation of Google Suite classrooms.

— Kevin Sturt
I began teaching in School District 28 in 2008 and my husband and I are raising a young family on our rural hobby farm in Quesnel. A few of the many district opportunities with which I have had the opportunity to be involved in are the teacher mentorship program as a new teacher in the district, the ‘Zones of Regulation’ Program presented to district colleagues and parents, a school-based K – 7 Scope and Sequence for year- long teaching of self-regulation, as well as the Self- Regulation Initiative in Vancouver for the Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (POPFASD) as a presenter. I find my job to be personally fulfilling and plan to continue to practice new and innovative methods of teaching in the district. It is extremely rewarding to witness the growth of my students.
— Jolene King, Classroom Teacher (Grade 3) Voyageur Elementary School