Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is composed of representatives from local associations/agencies, parents/guardians and community members dedicated to furthering the interests and well being of exceptional children and adults. In addition, Lakehead District School Board appoints Trustees to sit on the committee. SEAC is established under Regulation 464/97 s. 2(1).
Our Vision Statement
SEAC members value and promote:
- Nurturing the individual child’s unique potential; and
- Allowing full development of each child’s innate personal integrity, love of learning, and creativity.
The Committee meets monthly to discuss and make recommendations to the Board in respect of matters affecting the establishment, development and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils. In addition, the committee participates in the annual review of the special education plan, takes part in the annual budget process and reviews financial statements that relate to Special Education. SEAC also provides information and advocacy for parents as requested.
Learn more about SEAC’s Advocacy Role and Advocacy Information for Families from the links at the bottom of this page.
|Wendy Carrol||Anishnawbe Mushkiki|
|Brandon Robb (Alternate)||Anishnawbe Mushkiki|
|Alina Cameron||Community Member|
|Amy Massalin||Children’s Centre Thunder Bay|
|Sarah Niles||Dilico Anishinabek Family Care|
|Lesley Harding (Alternate)||Dilico Anishinabek Family Care|
|Tara Ingram||Easter Seals|
|Miranda Myers||Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Information Network (FASIN)|
|Michelle Blackburn||George Jeffrey Children’s Centre|
|Andrea Stach (Alternate)||George Jeffrey Children’s Centre|
|Liz Tod||Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario|
|Carey Murphy (alternate)||Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario|
|Suzanne Posthumus||OPTIONS Northwest|
|Rosemarie MacLean (Alternate)||OPTIONS Northwest|
|Mike Otway||Voice for Hearing Impaired Children|
|Trustee Leah Vanderwey||Trustee Member|
|Trustee Trudy Tuchenhagen||Trustee Member|
|Trustee Patricia Johansen||Trustee Member (Alternate)|
|Trustee Donica LeBlanc||Trustee Member (Alternate)|
SEAC Meeting Schedule
Lakehead District School Board and the Special Education Advisory Committee welcome all parents and the public to SEAC meetings. The Committee meets virtually with Microsoft Teams at 6:00 p.m. on the following dates for the 2022-2023 school year. All meetings are held on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted.
- September 14, 2022
- October 19, 2022
- November 16, 2022
- December 7, 2022
- January 18, 2023
- February 15, 2023
- March 22, 2023
- April 19, 2023
- May 17, 2023
- June 14, 2023
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
The agenda and minutes will be published as they become available. Please use the links below to access meeting agendas and minutes.
For more information about SEAC:
Please contact the Lakehead District School Board at (807) 625-5126.
Christine Jones, Executive Secretary