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.
December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2022
|Wendy Carrol||Anishnawbe Mushkiki|
|Anne Antenucci||Autism Ontario – Thunder Bay Chapter|
|Angela Hill||Children’s Centre Thunder Bay|
|Michelle Blackburn||George Jeffrey Children’s Centre|
|Leslie Harding||Dilico Anishinabek Family Care|
|Miranda Myers||Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Information Network|
|Liz Tod||Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario|
|Carey Murphy||Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario|
|Suzanne Posthumus||OPTIONS Northwest|
|Kelly Matyasovszky||VIEWS For the Visually Impaired – Thunder Bay Region|
|Mike Otway||Voice for Hearing Impaired Children|
|Trustee Marg Arnone||Lakehead District School Board|
|Trustee Susan Doughty-Smith||Lakehead District School Board|
|Trustee Trudy Tuchenhagen||Lakehead District School Board|
|Trustee Ryan Sitch||Lakehead District School Board|
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 2021-2022 school year. All meetings are held on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted.
- September 15, 2021
- October 20, 2021
- November 17, 2021
- December 8, 2021
- January 19, 2022
- February 16, 2022
- March 9, 2022
- April 20, 2022
- May 18, 2022
- June 15, 2022
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