District Contacts

Superintendent's Office:

Name Position Phone Email
Trish Smillie Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer 250-352-6681 trish.smillie@sd8.bc.ca
Holly Kerr Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools 250-505-7013 holly.kerr@sd8.bc.ca
Frances Maika Public Engagement Manager 250-505-7005 frances.maika@sd8.bc.ca
Mara Mannaerts Receptionist/Clerical Assistant 250-352-6681 info@sd8.bc.ca

Finance & Office of the Secretary-Treasurer:

Name Position Phone Email
Johan Glaudemans Secretary-Treasurer 250-352-6681 johan.glaudemans@sd8.bc.ca
Rosanne Winter Accounting/Payroll Clerk 250-505-7052 accounts.payable@sd8.bc.ca
Penny Bush Accounting/Purchasing Coordinator 250-505-7049 penny.bush@sd8.bc.ca
Stefanie Whale Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer 250-505-7050 stefanie.whale@sd8.bc.ca
Kristen Skriver Finance Clerk 250-505-7003 kristen.skriver@sd8.bc.ca
Mo Choudhary Manager of Finance/Comptroller 250-505-7046 mo.choudhary@sd8.bc.ca
Shauna Martens Manager of Payroll and Benefits 250-505-7051 shauna.martens@sd8.bc.ca
Michele Laurin Payroll and Benefits Coordinator 250-505-7048 michele.laurin@sd8.bc.ca

Human Resource Services:

Name Position Phone Email
Chandra Singh Director of Human Resources 250-505-7010 chandra.singh@sd8.bc.ca
Chandra Moon Executive Assistant Human Resource Services 250-505-7038 ea.hr@sd8.bc.ca
Melissa Maida Human Resource Advisor 250-505-7066 melissa.maida@sd8.bc.ca
Currently Vacant Human Resources Services Clerk 250-352-6681 hrservices@sd8.bc.ca
Theresa Montpellier Manager Human Resource Services 250-505-7045 theresa.montpellier@sd8.bc.ca
Ellisha Macoretta SmartFindExpress Operator/Dispatch 250-505-7065 tabsence@sd8.bc.ca

Inclusive Education:

Name Position Phone Email
Deanna Holitzki Director of Instruction - Inclusive Education 250-505-7012 deanna.holitzki@sd8.bc.ca
Naomi Ross District Principal - Early Years / Elementary Learning 250-505-7008 naomi.ross@sd8.bc.ca
Palma Wedman Inclusive Education Secretary (250)505-7054 clerical.inc@sd8.bc.ca
Scott Rothermel Manager of Safe Schools 250-208-1566 safe.schools@sd8.bc.ca
Javier Gonzalez Schools Mental Health and Addictions Coordinator 250-551-6105 javier.gonzalez@sd8.bc.ca

Innovative Learning Services:

Name Position Phone Email
Vanessa Finnie Curriculum Support Teacher 250-505-7057 vanessa.finnie@sd8.bc.ca
Ben Eaton Director of Instruction - Innovative Learning 250-352-6681 ben.eaton@sd8.bc.ca
Tamara Malloff District Principal - Secondary Education & Innovative Learning 250-505-7053 tamara.malloff@sd8.bc.ca
Nona Lynn Learning Innovator 250-505-7057 nona.lynn@sd8.bc.ca
Brent Firkser Trades Training Coordinator 250-505-7057 brent.firkser@sd8.bc.ca

Operations and Transportation:

Name Position Phone Email
Chris Kerr Acting Director of Operations 250-354-4871 ext. 13512 chris.kerr@sd8.bc.ca
Lisa Phillips Manager of Operations, Transportation 250-354-4871 ext 13510 lisa.phillips@sd8.bc.ca
Russell Warwick Manager of Operations, Health, Safety and Custodial 250-354-4871 ext 13530 russell.warwick@sd8.bc.ca
Al Krause Operations Foreman 250-354-4871 ext 13520 foreman@sd8.bc.ca
Shawna Roeland Operations Secretary 250-354-4871 ext 13500 clerical.operations@sd8.bc.ca
Stacey Finley Transportation Clerical 250-354-4871 ext 13501 clerical2.operations@sd8.bc.ca
Patrick Thast Transportation Coordinator 250-354-4871 ext 13541 transportation.coordinator@sd8.bc.ca
Barb Clemens Transportation Coordinator Assistant (East - Creston) 250-354-5329 ext 25500 lhbr@sd8.bc.ca
Carol Morton Transportation Coordinator Assistant (Nelson - West) 250-354-4871 ext 13541 lhbw@sd8.bc.ca


Name Position Phone Email
IT Helpdesk IT Helpdesk 250-505-7029 helpdesk@sd8.bc.ca
Nicholai Muzzio Manager of Information Technology 250-505-7004 nick.muzzio@sd8.bc.ca
Phillip Carpendale Technical Coordinator
Adrian Barre Technician
Matt Horne Technician
Tony Lippert Technician

Secretary Treasurer's Office:

Phone: 604.859.4891

Name Position Phone Email
Johan Glaudemans Secretary-Treasurer 250-352-6681 johan.glaudemans@sd8.bc.ca
Stefanie Whale Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer 250-505-7050 stefanie.whale@sd8.bc.ca

Aboriginal Education:

Name Position Phone Email
Jesse Halton District Indigenization Coordinator 250-551-3679 jesse.halton@sd8.bc.ca
Hannah Lunn District Indigenization Coordinator 250-551-0549 hannah.lunn@sd8.bc.ca
Danica Weager District Indigenization Coordinator 250-551-4860 danica.weager@sd8.bc.ca
Gail Higginbottom District Principal Aboriginal Education 250-229-4224 gail.higginbottom@sd8.bc.ca

International Student Program:

Name Position Phone Email
Jann Schmidt District Principal, International Education 250-551-4702 jann.schmidt@sd8.bc.ca
Shannon Ellis International Program Coordinator 250-505-7015 clerical.international@sd8.bc.ca