The Board of Education is proud to announce that Robyn Gray
has been selected as the new Superintendent of Learning and CEO of the Cowichan Valley
Ms. Gray most recently comes from the Nanaimo Ladysmith School District where she was
an Assistant Superintendent and Director of Instruction. She is a strong educational leader
and prides herself on being a champion for all learners through her dedication to building
community, her drive for inclusionary practice, and her focus on the future.
Collaboration defines Ms. Gray’s leadership style. She is known for her close working
relationships with First Nations communities, municipal leaders, diverse school-based
personnel, union leaders, educators and staff allowing her to co-create solutions to difficult
Ms. Gray’s professional accomplishments include the co-creation of an Early Learning to
Grade 3 Reading Initiative which saw the creation and implementation of a district-wide
reading initiative for all Strong-Start to Grade 3 educators. In her drive for collaboration Ms.
Gray is also credited with the enhancement of parent communication through new
information and technology infrastructure.
“Robyn brings a wealth of experience to the Cowichan Valley School District and we’re
excited for our learners and educators, as we believe she will continue our collective drive for
educational excellence for all of our students in our district,” said Candace Spilsbury, Chair
of the Board of Education for the Cowichan Valley School District.
The Superintendent and CEO of the Cowichan Valley School District is charged with
providing educational excellence to over 8000 students, and oversees the employment of
over 1400 staff, making it the largest employer in the Cowichan Valley.
Ms. Gray starts as the Superintendent and CEO of the Cowichan Valley School District on
April 1, 2019.