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Appointment – Principal, Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School



CMSD82 News Release – MGA Principal Appointment, Shylah Marshall – August 1, 2023  (PDF Format)


Coast Mountains School District 82 is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Shylah Marshall to the position of Principal at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School in Hazelton effective August 1, 2023.

Shylah is a Gitxsan educator, born and raised in the Hazeltons, who has fulfilled her dream to work in education and followed her goals of achieving higher education and returning home to teach.  She is a Gitxsan member who is active within their cultural system under the guidance of her grandmother.

Currently Shylah teaches a Grade 6/7 class at Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School having worked with Coast Mountains School District since 2014 in various teaching roles at Kitwanga Elementary School, New Hazelton Elementary School, Hazelton Secondary School, and Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School.

Shylah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Education Degree from University of British Columbia, and a Master of Education Degree with a focus in Special Education from University of Northern British Columbia.  She is highly regarded by her colleagues as a respected educator devoted to creating a diverse and inclusive classroom to best suit learners, their needs and the rich culture in the Hazeltons.  Her enthusiasm and strong commitment to students will have a positive impact on Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School.

Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School forms an integral part of the community of Hazelton and Coast Mountains School District is most fortunate to have an educator of Shylah’s calibre ready and willing to assume the leadership role at this school.

Please join me in congratulating Shylah on her appointment.  We look forward to welcoming Shylah to her new leadership role and we extend our best wishes as she pursues this exciting new career change.


Aaron Callaghan
Superintendent of Schools


Attention Landlords .. CMSD82 is Seeking Rental Properties for New Employees in the Communities of Kitimat, Terrace and the Hazeltons


In preparation for the upcoming school year, Coast Mountains School District 82 wishes to secure rental properties for new employees in the communities of Kitimat, Terrace and the Hazeltons.

If you have a rental property and you would like to explore the opportunity to rent your property to teaching professionals, School District 82 invites you to contact us at

Alternatively, we provide a link to the following flyer for sharing with family, friends and/or acquaintances for their interest in an opportunity to rent property to teaching professionals:

CMSD82 Flyer – Seeking Rental Properties in Kitimat, Terrace & Hazelton Areas for New Employees

Thank you in advance for your interest and support in sharing this flyer were possible.




CMSD82 Stories of Impact … A New Publication!



We are pleased to introduce the CMSD82 Stories of Impact, a newly created publication to illustrate the importance of sharing stories of student learning and engagement taking place in our schools and district this school year.  These stories allow us to celebrate the great things happening for learners, but also serve to build public confidence in the work we do with children every day.

Kindly access the following link to view the first issue of this publication which shares stories of impact for Nechako Elementary School, New Hazelton Elementary School and Uplands Elementary School:

CMSD82 Stories of Impact – April 17, 2023

Over the remaining months of the school year, we will share these positive and inspirational school stories that align with the following three goal areas of the school district’s Strategic Plan:

  • Student Learning / Realizing Students’ Full Potential
  • Inclusion / Diversity / Culture
  • Student Well-Being

Should you have questions, please contact Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at (250) 638-4401 or via email at for assistance.