Bill is serving his third term as an SD68 trustee. He is best known as the creator, writer, and producer of the Hidden Heroes newspaper/Shaw Cable/magazine column that ran from 2001 to 2012.
He is also the creator – with support from several SD68 teachers – of the Our Hidden Heroes Social Responsibility/Language Arts Education Program that has been used in four provinces (BC, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec) and one US state (Mississippi). In 2012 he turned the program over to The Critical Thinking Consortium, which is based out of SFU. His book Our Hidden Heroes: Life Lessons from the Everyday Folks Who Lived Them was self-published in 2012.
Bill is also a multi-award winning community volunteer, a nineteen year Rotarian and has been a member of many local and provincial not-for-profit boards and city committees over the past 20 years.
Committee / Board Membership
- Teacher Trustee Liaison Committee
- Syeyutsus Committee
- Chamber of Commerce – Nanaimo
- Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation
Represented Family of Schools
- Wellington Secondary
- Cilaire Elementary
- Departure Bay Elementary
- Rock City Elementary
- syuẁén’ct Elementary (formerly Coal Tyee)
- Uplands Park Elementary