Student Services


School Psychologist – Tiffany Lavoie

Meet the School Psychologist. My name is Tiffany Lavoie. I grew up in Masset BC, and have lived on Haida Gwaii for most of my life. I am a mother of two beautiful boys and enjoy spending time hiking, travelling and beach combing.As a School Psychologist, I am passionate about supporting our schools to provide the best possible educational experience for our children and to support teachers to unlock student potential. A big part of this is working with and learning from families.I am very excited and honoured to work with the children, youth, staff and families in School District 50/Haida Gwaii.  

School Psychologist: Tiffany Lavoie

(250) 637-1453




School Counsellor – Jenn Byrne-Wissink

Meet the Schools Counsellor. As your school counsellor, I am here to promote emotional, social, and personal development in students so that they may feel safe, connected, and ready to learn at school.

Counselling Schedule
Tuesdays -Sk’aadgaa Naay
Wednesdays – GidGalang Kuuyas Naay
Thursdays – Agnes L. Mathers


School Counsellor: Jenn Byrne-Wissink

(250) 637-1863





School Counsellor – David McLean 

My Haida name is Kats Ts’alla and my English name is David McLean. I am the North End School Counsellor and Student Support Teacher. I have previously worked as a high school teacher in Masset for the past 13 years. I am here to promote emotional, social, and personal development in students so that they may feel safe, connected, and ready to learn at school and life.

Counselling Schedule:
Monday- Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay
Tuesday- Tahayghen
Wednesday- Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay
Thursday- Port Clements (PCES)
Friday- Tahayghen

School Counsellor/Student Support Teacher: David McLean

(250) 626-9762





Child & Youth Wellness Support Worker:

Midori supports students and families at the three schools on the North end of Haida Gwaii. She collaborates with students, families, staff, and service providers to best support students’ educational, social, and emotional wellbeing. Midori is also a SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) lead in the North end schools.




(250) 626-9076






Learning Resource Teachers:

Learning resource teachers collaborate with classroom teachers to assess learning needs, recommend instructional strategies, structures, and resources, and support implementation and evaluation for struggling learners. Learning resource teachers liaise with district and community resource personnel to implement supports for learners and schedule and support Education Assistants in classrooms.  Learning resource teachers are an integral part of the school as they consult with classroom teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians concerning issues including assessment data, curriculum adaptations, relevant teaching strategies, and details of educational plans.

Our LRTs are Vanessa Wahl, Jenna Perry, and Tammy Gates.

Tammy Gates

Special Education Resource Teachers:

Special educations resource teachers support teachers and outdents at our elementary schools who have mild to moderate exceptionalities.  Special education resource teachers participate as members of the school based team, liaise with parents, students, teachers, and administrators.  Special education resource teachers refer students to district services to enhance learning and write, review, implement, and monitor programs established for students.

Our SERTs are Jacqui Poschmann/Joel Lagasse, Chris Bellamy, and Allison Kozak.