District Contact Information
- Secretary-TreasurerNicholas Weswick
- Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer | FOI OfficerErica Reimer
- Manager of FinanceShannon Whittall
- Payroll Administrator (Teachers, Administrators, & Trustees)Nadine Slingerland
- Payroll Administrator (Support and Excluded Staff)Lai Tang
- Financial AnalystCheyenne Myke
- Accounts Payable and General Finance Queries
- Director of Instruction, Human Resources, Secondary Programs & International EducationPaul Bishop
- Administrative Assistant to the Director of Instruction, HR, Secondary Programs & International Education | Student RecordsLorna Van Diessen
- Manager of Human ResourcesTara Sweet
- Human Resources AssistantHeidi Zurbrugg
- Dispatch ClerkRobyn Dickenson
- Board Office Admin AssistantShelley Herrling
- District Principal, Indigenous LearningKerry Mahlman
- District Principal, Technology & Data IntegrationPhil Luporini
- District Principal, Learning and InnovationKirsten Deasey
- Career CoordinatorCathy Gordon
- Data Systems Administration AssistantJanice Evans
Executive Team Bios
Kate is the superintendent of schools for School District 46.
Kate has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (UBC), a Bachelor of Education with a focus on English Language Arts and English Language Learning (UBC), and a Masters in Curriculum and Leadership (UBC).
Kate has been a teacher and leader in both elementary and secondary schools. She joined School District 46 as a student support services teacher at Elphinstone Secondary School and has been the vice principal at Elphinstone Secondary, the principal of West Sechelt Elementary, the principal of Chatelech Secondary School and the director of instruction for inclusive education for School District 46.
Her passion and experience for inclusive education, instructional and systems driven leadership, curriculum implementation, social and emotional learning, community partnerships, collaboration and innovation support our staff and students in having continued success in their learning journeys.
Kate lives in Roberts Creek with her husband Glenn and two wonderful children. The Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to be part of a close-knit community and pursue their love of the outdoors.
Nic is the secretary treasurer for School District 46. He is responsible for the efficient and effective finance, facilities and transportation operations in the district. Further, he supports the Human Resources Department in legal and financial matters. He is the key resource to the Board of Education for policy and governance matters.
Nic has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (with honours) from Vancouver Island University. He is a Certified General Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant in good standing in the province of British Columbia.
Nic has worked in the school districts for over a decade, beginning with the Controller position and then the assistant secretary treasurer with the Peace River North School District. Nic has been the secretary treasurer with School District 46 since 2011.
Nic believes that an efficient and effective business operation is critical for our students to have the best possible educational experience and opportunities. He believes that public education is one of the pillars of a liberal democracy, and finds great value in supporting the system here in BC.
Nic lives in Davis Bay with his wife, Gwyntie, their son and cat. They enjoy the outdoors and the lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast.
Paul is the director of human resources and secondary school programs for School District 46. He is responsible for supporting school programming at the Secondary level, including district careers and the international education program. He is also lead for district health and safety and the human resources department.
Paul has a Bachelor of International Development Studies from Dalhousie University in Halifax, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of British Columbia and completed his teaching certification as part of the International Teacher Education Module at Simon Fraser University.
Paul’s educational career began as an educational assistant in the Delta School District. Later he became an intermediate teacher in the Vancouver School Board, prior to moving to the Sunshine Coast. Paul taught at both the elementary and secondary level prior to moving into school leadership in 2007. Paul was a vice principal at the Sunshine Coast Alternative School and Elphinstone Secondary and principal of Pender Harbour Elementary/ Secondary School. Paul has been a director of instruction since 2015.
Being able to work and live on the Sunshine Coast for the school district is an honour for Paul. Helping provide multiple pathways for students to achieve a better understanding of themselves and the world around them through our district programming is a privilege.
Paul lives in Halfmoon Bay with his wife and daughter. They enjoy the quiet, the views and the connection to the water and lands available throughout the Coast.
Christa is the director of instruction for inclusive education for School District 46. She is responsible for leading and supporting our students’ well-being in many ways including counselling services, inclusive education strategies, mental and physical health. Christa works with district inclusion support staff, school and district leaders and community partners to ensure that each of our students is thriving throughout their school years.
Christa brings to her role skills and experiences from a career of leadership in inclusive education. She has been the principal of Roberts Creek Elementary for eight years, along with SPIDER K-6 for four years. Prior to becoming a principal, Christa taught students K-12 in a variety of capacities: humanities and alternative education in North Vancouver, and twelve years as an inclusion education teacher at Halfmoon Bay, West Sechelt, and Kinnikinnick Elementary Schools.
Underlying Christa’s leadership is a consistent theme of creating opportunities for staff, students and their families. Through the trust she builds and the culture she inspires, she encourages professional learning in her staff, and championes changes that support student learning in many positive ways.
Christa has lived with her family in Halfmoon Bay for the past twenty-five years and their children have graduated from Sunshine Coast Schools.