Human Resources


Guided by the District’s vision, mission and values, and our goals, the Human Resource Department assists our employees through leadership, management, professional advice and service that will support successful student learning. The Cowichan Valley School District welcomes skilled and dedicated individuals to join our team.

Vanessa Lysne – Human Resources Manager (CUPE/USW)

Jen Christenson – Human Resources Staffing Officer

Contacts for General HR Inquiries:

Ashley Olender – HR Administrative Assistant (CUPE/USW)
250-748-0321 ext. 279

Nicole Brown – HR Administrative Assistant (Teachers)
250-748-0321 ext. 223

Sharlaina Shortt – HR Administrative Assistant
250-748-0321 ext. 247


Annette West – CUPE Dispatch Clerk

Jessica Sanchez – Teacher Dispatch Clerk
250-748-2141 (leave message)

 SBO Receptionist

Donna Whyte
250-748-0321 ext. 200

Health & Safety

Arlen Valade- Occupational Health & Safety Manager
250-748-0321 ext. 258

Health & Safety Secretary
250-748-0321 ext. 257

Health & Wellness

Gina Kueber – Health & Wellness Manager
250-748-0321 ext. 266