Marnie Haines-Howell has taken on the role of Education Support Assistant at Xatśūll. In the role, she’ll be supporting student Band Members, fulfilling any required administrative roles and keeping the office going.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in education and has been teaching for 16 years, 13 of which she spent in the Yukon. She’s also taught in Williams Lake, Alberta and Little Chiefs Primary School.
Haines-Howell says she decided to “come back to the community and have a way to help them in some sense; give back to my community because I was away for years.”
She moved back to the area in 2016 and when the opportunity came up it seemed like a good fit for her education and experience working in education and administrative roles.
“So it was a good combination.”
She says she’s a little nervous but excited as well.
“It feels natural coming back to my community, so coming home but yeah still nervous about being able to meet the needs properly I guess.”