Rachael Lythe's Bio

Well rounded with an undergraduate degree in Political Science, French and Music from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, Rachael has a wide array of professional and voluntary experiences which she brings to the Board of Education. Amidst starting and running her own event planning company, Rachael holds her teachers’ certification in piano and is qualified with the Canadian Ski Instructors Association (CSIA). This is Rachael’s second term as a Board of Education Trustee,  and she has previously served on the Spring Creek Community School PAC (Parent Advisory Council), the 

Originally hailing from New Zealand, Rachael has called Whistler ‘home’ for the past 18 years. A busy mother with two sons, who attend elementary and secondary school in Whistler, Rachael stays active through CrossFit, skiing and biking. She lists cooking and reading as activities that ground her. Rachael is a proud volunteer with many community initiatives, including the Whistler Animals Galore (WAG), for which she currently serves as a board member. Rachael has often been found accompanying performance groups in the Whistler region as a pianist.PAC Executive at Spring Creek Community School, and the School Planning Council (SPC).


Rachael is passionate about public education, and believes that every child has the right to equal opportunities in education no matter what their financial background or abilities to learn. She is a strong supporter of the ‘4 Cs’ of the Pathways of our School District’s Education Plan as being a keen observer of the changes and improvements in our schools and her own children’s work in a short period of time. Rachael places learning at the core of everything she does, and values greatly the notion of being a ‘lifelong learner’.