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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)

Bob Esliger, Assistant Superintendent (Diversity and Equity)

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, Director of Planning & Operations

Zayed 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.