Robin MacLeod, Caledonia Secondary School Vice Principal Retirement, July 31, 2021


CMSD82 News Release – Robin MacLeod Retirement, Vice Principal, Caledonia Secondary School


Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the retirement of Robin MacLeod, Vice Principal at Caledonia Secondary School effective July 31, 2021.  It is with mixed feelings that we share Robin’s retirement.  She will assume a well-deserved retirement to spend time with her family, who have been an invaluable support during her professional career.  Robin will continue her work on scholarships with the Northwest Education 88 Foundation and her involvement with the arts at the Terrace Little Theatre and the Terrace & District Arts Council.

Robin has been an educator and administrator with School District 82 for 43 years!  She is highly respected by her colleagues and a passionate advocate for student success.  Robin joined the school district in 1978, following graduation from the University of British Columbia, as a Senior English Teacher at Caledonia Secondary School and she never looked back.  She has held various teaching assignments that include English, Writing, Literature, Theatre, Directing & Script Writing and Musical Theatre.  During her tenure at Caledonia Secondary School she also held the position of School Counsellor for 17 years and doubled as the in-house Musical Theatre Director directing and co-producing yearly musicals.  Her dedication to teaching and her generous personal efforts towards the many extra-curricular school activities such as District Awards & Scholarship Coordinator, Grad Committee Sponsor and Choreographer, Caledonia Musical Productions, Drama Club, champion for Northwest Education ‘88’ Foundation and more have contributed significantly to student achievement and success.  Robin was appointed to the position of Vice Principal at Caledonia Secondary School in September 2016.

Robin has demonstrated exemplary leadership in serving Coast Mountains School District during her outstanding years of service with her enthusiasm, inspiration and her deep commitment to the success of young people at the school and community level.  The school district is grateful for her many significant contributions and the dedication she has provided over her 43 years of service.

Robin’s legacy will be dearly missed by all within the school district including the many connections and relationships she has forged with all staff.  Thank you, Robin!

Our very best wishes are extended to Robin and her family in their future endeavors.


Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools

Caledonia Secondary School Recipient of Sanofi Biogenius Grant


CMSD82 News Release, Caledonia Sec School Sanofi Biogenius Grant Recipient
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Congratulations to Caledonia Secondary School recipient of the Sanofi Biogenius Grant in the sum of $50,000 … strengthening equity in STEM learning for Canadian students, by revitalizing science education in classrooms.

The Sanofi Biogenius Grant program serves to provide diverse Canadian students with access to scientific equipment and learning resources to create opportunities for hands-on learning in school – breaking down barriers, stimulating curiosity and motivating students to explore STEM.  Recipients will use these funds to renovate existing laboratory facilities, purchase new science equipment, develop programs that maximize the impact of their lab, or any combination of the above to help pave the way for the next generation of leaders – great thinkers, innovators, and expert researchers who will shape the future of our country.  To learn more visit Biogenius Grant Winners 2021, Sanofi Biogenius Canada (click on link).

A special thank-you is extended to Kelley Axelson, Science Teacher at Caledonia Secondary School for her dedicated efforts in making application for the Sanofi Biogenius Grant.  This grant will enable Caledonia Secondary School to upgrade their science laboratories and allow students to explore experiential learning in a deeper and more meaningful way, paving the way for them to be prepared and inspired to become the researchers of tomorrow.

Proficiency in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects is becoming increasingly important.  Funds to facilitate and extend learning opportunities for students are needed to help support schools, particularly in more isolated northern communities such as ours.  Access to more modern equipment would help to bring new learning experiences into classrooms and provide students with more equitable opportunities to be innovators, regardless of their location or socio-economic status.

Many students at Caledonia Secondary School are passionate about STEM, but do not have access to the same opportunities to discover and innovate as students in larger centers.  This is primarily due to limited budgets and lack of access to up-to-date equipment and outreach programs.

We are grateful and proud of Kelley’s initiative and determination in applying for this beneficial grant that will empower more young scientists reach their potential than ever before at Caledonia Secondary School.

Janet Meyer
Superintendent of Schools