Career Programs

District Principal - Curriculum

Helen has been with the Chilliwack School District for over 20 years, as a school-based Administrator at all levels.  Helen joined the Curriculum department as a District Principal in 2017.  Helen is passionate about connecting students with opportunities and experiences to help them find their future career path.

 

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work another day in your life.”   ~ Confucius

 

Email: helen_plummer@sd33.bc.ca
Phone: 604.794.5553

District Work Experience Coordinator

Chris has been the District Work Experience Coordinator since 2005.  He oversees the day-to-day operations of Work Experience programs for students in grades 10-12.  Chris believes strongly in the power of trying new things, and encourages students to take full advantage of community-based opportunities while they are in school. Chris is located at the Learning Services site and can be reached by telephone or email Monday-Friday.

"The future depends on what you do today."   ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

Email: chris_reitsma@sd33.bc.ca
Phone: 604.794.5553

District Curriculum Support Teacher - ADST & Career Programs

Heather is a certified shop teacher, currently working in the SD33 Curriculum department, supporting ADST and Career Education programs.  Heather believes in the power of building strong relationships with staff and students, and is passionate about hands-on learning.

 

"If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion.  For your passion will lead you right into your purpose."   ~ Bishop T.D. Jakes

 

Email: heather_elliott@sd33.bc.ca
Phone: 604.794.5553

Work Experience Facilitator - G.W. Graham Secondary

Kathy is located at G.W. Graham Secondary School. She started with the Work Experience Team in 2010.  Kathy is passionate about her job and enjoys getting to know her students. She realizes that each student has their own individual talents, goals and dreams. She encourages all students to explore their future career through work experiences and to take part in volunteer opportunities in the Chilliwack community.

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart”   ~ Roy T. Bennett

Email: kathy_wiseman@sd33.bc.ca
Phone: 604.847.0772

Work Experience Facilitator - Sardis Secondary - CURRENTLY ON LEAVE

Amber started with the Chilliwack School District in 2012.  She moved into the role of Work Experience Facilitator in January 2017.  Amber has a passion for working with students and thoroughly enjoys helping them find the right fit for their career goals.  Whether it be volunteering, a one day job shadow or a longer-term work experience placement, Amber enjoys the process and loves seeing students find their own passion.

You can find Amber at Sardis Secondary School in room D203

 “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”   ~ Dr. Suess

Email: amber_ellert@sd33.bc.ca
Phone: 604.858.9424

Work Experience Facilitator - Chilliwack Secondary

Jackie began working with SD33 in 2012 and joined the Work Experience team in 2017.  She is passionate about finding meaningful placements for students to enhance their resumes, earn credits towards graduation or broaden their post-secondary academic choices.

Jackie can be found in Office 1169C at Chilliwack Secondary School.

"The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not the job."   ~ Zig Ziglar

Email: jacqueline_turman@sd33.bc.ca
Phone: 604.795.7295

Work Experience Facilitator - Sardis Secondary

Carlene has been with the Chilliwack School District since 2006.  She joined the Work Experience team in January 2020.  Carlene is enthusiastic about providing opportunities for her students to learn more about their own abilities and strengths through career exploration activities.

Carlene's office is located at the Sardis Secondary School in room D203.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."  ~ Dr. Seuss

Email: carlene_lafreniere@sd33.bc.ca
Phone: 604.858.9424

Work Experience Facilitator - Alternate & Resource Progs. (Temp.)

Wendi has been with the Chilliwack School District since 2006, and has joined the team, filling in as a Work Experience Facilitator for the 2020-2021 school year.  Wendi encourages students to find their strengths and abilities that will point them toward success.  Wendi is excited to be a part of their journey while students develop their skills through community volunteering, work experience and other career exploration opportunities.

Wendi is located at Kwiyeqel Secondary School (formerly the Education Centre)

"The secret to getting ahead is getting started."  ~ Mark Twain

 

Email: wendi_omeasoo@sd33.bc.ca
Phone: 604.798.1682

Work Experience Facilitator - Apprenticeship and I.T.A. Trades Progs.

Rice has been with the Chilliwack School District since February 2019, supporting Trades & Apprenticeship programs.  Her greatest joy is helping students develop their belief in their ability to follow their dreams.  Rice engages students by building strong relationships with students, learning what gets them out of bed in the morning, to tap in to their potential. The credits and potential $1000 award are just the icing on the cake!

Rice has office hours at all Chilliwack high schools, and is also available by appointment.

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

Email: amy_causton@sd33.bc.ca
Phone: 604.798.3882
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