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.

Committee Members


Wendy CarrolAnishnawbe Mushkiki
Brandon Robb (Alternate)Anishnawbe Mushkiki
Scott McBeanChildren’s Centre Thunder Bay
Alina CameronCommunity Member
Sarah NilesDilico Anishinabek Family Care
Lesley Harding (Alternate)Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
Tara Ingram Easter Seals
Miranda MyersFetal Alcohol Spectrum Information Network (FASIN)
Michelle BlackburnGeorge Jeffrey Children’s Centre
Andrea Stach (Alternate)George Jeffrey Children’s Centre
Liz TodLearning Disabilities Association of Ontario
Carey Murphy (alternate)Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
Suzanne PosthumusOPTIONS Northwest
Rosemarie MacLean (Alternate)OPTIONS Northwest
Mike OtwayVoice for Hearing Impaired Children
Trustee Leah VanderweyTrustee Member
Trustee Trudy TuchenhagenTrustee Member
Trustee Patricia JohansenTrustee Member (Alternate)
Trustee Donica LeBlancTrustee 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 13, 2023
  • October 19, 2023
  • November 15, 2023
  • December 13, 2023
  • January 10, 2024
  • February 14, 2024
  • March 20, 2024
  • April 17, 2024
  • May 15, 2024
  • June 12, 2024

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

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