Support for Indigenous Youth

At Moscrop, there are 2 staff members who provide support to Indigenous Students:  Indigenous Success Teacher & Indigenous Youth Engagement Worker

INDIGENOUS Success Teacher

The role of the Indigenous Success Teacher is to enhance the engagement and academic standing of Indigenous Learners by providing a variety of intensive supports dependent on each student’s unique needs.  The Indigenous Success Teacher also provides support to other teachers to help Indigenous students be successful in school, and helps teachers implement Indigenous curriculum into their classrooms.

The Indigenous Success Teacher provides academic support with a focus on:

  • enhancing student engagement
  • improving school attendance
  • supporting students to improve their academic standing
  • collaborating with teachers to include Indigenous cultural content across the curriculum
  • presenting at District & School-Based Workshops
  • recommending Indigenous resource materials/people for students, teachers and teacher/librarians

Nicola Gillam
Room:  Portable #2 at Moscrop Secondary
Email:   nicola.gillam@sd41.bc.ca
Phone:   604-296-6895 (ext. 610340)

 

INDIGENOUS YOUTH ENGAGEMENT Worker 

The Indigenous Youth Engagement Worker provides support for the social, emotional and personal development of Indigenous Students.  They also provide support to the Indigenous families whose children are attending school in Burnaby.

Other areas where the Indigenous Youth Engagement Worker may be involved include:

  • Collaborate with the Indigenous Education Support Team members regarding school district programs for students
  • Facilitate Secondary Indigenous Circle Program
  • Oversee Attitude & Attendance Contracts
  • Eagle Feather Incentive Program
  • Organizing year end Indigenous Achievement Ceremony
  • Oversee Indigenous Youth Leadership Team
  • Provide one-on-one support to students/parents
  • Provide short-term Crisis Intervention
  • Assist with Integrated Case Management Planning
  • Help parents and students understand the school system
  • Encourage parents to participate in district parent groups
  • Provide parents with information about Indigenous Education Programs & Services

Corrina Chase
Room:  317
Email:   corrina.chase@sd41.bc.ca 
Phone:   604-296-6895