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If you have questions about Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, please contact us.

District Senior Management

Scott Saywell, Superintendent of Schools/CEO

Carrie McVeigh, Secretary-Treasurer

Tim Davie, Deputy Superintendent (Learning Framework and Operations)

Laura Tait, Assistant Superintendent (Elementary Programs)

Don Balcombe, Assistant Superintendent (Secondary Programs)

Kerri Steel, Director of Instruction (Diversity, Equity & Student Services)

Margaret Olsen, Director of Instruction (Diversity, Equity & Student Services)

Ted Cadwallader – Director of Instruction (Indigenous Learning)

Maureen Hambley, Associate Secretary-Treasurer

Dale Burgos, Executive Director of Communications, Privacy and Community Engagement

Pete Sabo, Executive Director of Planning & Operations

Zeyad Merchant, Director of Information Technology






  • Contacts for Employee Groups

  • Canadian Union of Public Employees
    Rob Zver, President of Local 606
    Phone: 250 729-0842;

    Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association
    Denise Wood, President
    Phone: 250 756-1237

    Nanaimo School Administrators’ Association
    Geoff Steel, President
    Phone: 250 754-6983

  • District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)

  • Brenda Adams, President

  • Contact Human Resources

  • Please note that applications are only accepted via Make a Future website, please go to our Careers page.

    If you have received an email confirmation from Make a Future, we have received your application.

    Due to the high volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to individual requests.