Special Education Advisory Committee

We develop our special education programs based on a philosophy of inclusion. We work hard so that students with exceptional needs can fully participate in the activities of the school and be active member of their class.

We also recognize that there are many committed and skilled individuals in the community that can assist us with developing special education programs that meet the learning needs of students in an inclusive environment. That is why we value the opportunity to work with our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) to help establish special education programs and services for exceptional students.

SEAC membership includes two school board trustees, board staff representatives and up to 12 members nominated by local associations of parents.

The members of SEAC have a strong interest in assisting parents who may have children with special needs or abilities.  SEAC members make presentations at school council meetings for parents and/or professional development days for teachers. They also make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding special education programs and services.

For more information, please visit www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/general/elemsec/speced/seac/

The following is a list of the current members of our SEAC

SEAC Representative


Angela Romano

Autism Ontario  Simcoe County Chapter 

Jennifer Emmerson 

Candlelighters Simcoe – Parents of Children with Cancer www.candlelighterssimcoe.ca 

Colleen Guscott  

Carolyn Walsh (Alternate)

Catulpa Community Support Services

Laurie Rawlek

Community Living Huronia

Stephanie Saunders

Down Syndrome Association of Simcoe County

Theresa Sanders

Easter Seals Society, Ontario

Jackie Warwick-Mathieu

Integration Action Group – Simcoe County Chapter www.integration-inclusion.com

Joe Zerdin, Trustee

Catherine MacDonald, Trustee

Maria Hardie, (Alternate Trustee)

Janice Hutchison, (Alternate Trustee)

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

Board Resource

Lonnie Bolton, Superintendent of Education

Steve Morrow, Assistant Superintendent ~ Special Education

Sandy Fujioka, Administrative Assistant

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board