Departments and Administration

The Western Québec School Board prides itself in providing excellent educational services. To do so, a group of people work diligently in different departments to ensure that the Board runs smoothly.

The Board has eight main departments that oversee all aspects of the board’s mandate, including facets such as curriculum, buildings, school maintenance, staffing and transportation. Each employee makes a vital contribution to the high quality bilingual education offered in our schools.

To contact a team member or department, head over to the Contact page.


On this page:

See also:


School Board Organigram

Board Office Team

Senior Administration

Western Québec’s General Directorate consists of the Director General, the Assistant Director General, the Secretary General and the directors of each main departments. This group oversees all of the Board activities, ranging from budgeting, educational services, to managing the board’s relations with elected commissioners and with the provincial Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES).

  • Mike Dubeau, Director General and Director of School Organization & Transportation
  • Ruth Ahern, Assistant Director General, Director of Adult Education & Vocational Training, and Director of Communications
  • George Singfield, Secretary General and Director of Human Resources
  • Pascal Proulx, Director of Buildings & Equipment, and Director of Technology
  • Stewart Aitken, Director of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Lisa Falasconi, Director of Complimentary Services
  • Martine Lupien, Director of Finance

To contact a member of the Senior Admin team, use the Contact a member of Senior Administration form.

Working directly with senior administration (no department):

  • Rachel Vincent, Administrative Officer (rvincent@wqsb.qc.ca)
  • Alain Gendron, Coordinator of Administrative Services & Contract Compliance
  • François Raymond, Communications Consultant (fraymond@wqsb.qc.ca)
  • Anne Valcov, Preschool Consultant
  • Alan Earwaker, Outdoor Education Program Teacher
  • Tracy Olsen, Documentation Technician

Buildings & Equipment Department

Our Buildings & Equipment Department supports the mission of the school board in providing the best possible learning environment. This is accomplished by the effective and efficient management of available resources to provide healthy, safe, well maintained and operated facilities, and through the delivery of responsive maintenance, custodial, and construction services in harmony with the individual learning communities. Read more

We are dedicated to providing:

  • a high standard of cleanliness and operating efficiency;
  • an effective preventive maintenance program;
  • a high standard of repairs and maintenance;
  • an effective engineering creative design and construction service;
  • legislative compliance and high standards of energy, environmental, safety and security services;
  • an efficient financial and administrative service to meet the requirements of the department;
  • effective communications, good working relationships with our communities and continual and meaningful staff development.
Team Members
  • Pascal Proulx, Director of Buildings & Equipment and Director of Technology
  • Soufiane El Ouezzani, Coordinator of Buildings
  • Administrative Support:
    • Tammy Gauthier, Administrative Technician for Buildings & Equipment
    • Georgia Boulingui, Office Agent
  • Project Management:
    • Luc Carrière, Project Manager
    • Soumia Aissaoui, Project Manager
  • Bruce Courchaine, Buildings Technician
  • Farid Mouhoubi, HVAC Technician
  • Jessie Godin-Adams, General Maintenance Foreman
  • Maintenance:
    • Stéphane Sigouin
    • Len Beaudoin
    • Yves Houle
    • Frank Frost
    • Riley Frost
    • Yves Manseau

To write to this department, use the form on the Contact page, or email address buildings@wqsb.qc.ca.


Complementary Services Department (Special Needs)

Western Québec is committed to ensuring that all students achieve success. Our school board’s model of service delivery emphasizes inclusion. Students with special needs, as well as staff working with them, are supported by the Complementary Services Department.

Learn more on the Complementary Educational Services page.

  • Lisa Falasconi, Director of Complementary Services
  • Administrative Support:
  • Special Needs Consultants:
    • Lynn Webster, Special Needs Consultant
    • Cindy Smith, Special Needs Consultant
    • Andrea Mailloux, Special Needs Consultant
    • Steve Greig, Special Needs Consultant
    • Joanne Jolliffe, Special Needs Consultant
    • Kelly Schofield, Special Needs Consultant
  • Re-Adaptation Services:
    • Janet Sauvé, Readaptation Officer – ASD/Early Intervention
    • Michele Elstone, Readaptation Officer – ASD/Early Intervention
    • Carlee St-Denis, Readaptation Officer
  • Drug Awareness Resource Team (DART) & Sexuality Education Services:
    • Erica Tomkinson, Social Work Technician
    • Kelly Connolly, Social Work Technician
  • Speech & Language Services:
    • Leah MacQuarrie, Speech & Language Pathologist
    • Dana Johannsen, Speech & Language Pathologist
    • Carole Bélanger, Speech & Language Pathologist
    • Isabelle Poitras, Speech & Hearing Correction Officer
    • Lori Watson, Speech & Hearing Correction Officer
  • Social, Social Work & Psychological Services:
    • Andrea Shattler, Social Services Officer (Transition Agent)
    • Jake Ahern-Davy, Social Worker
    • Karen Gobeil, Psychologist

Education Department

Western Québec creates and nurtures lifelong learners. It strives to offer the best possible education in a safe and supportive environment. Every decision made at the board level permeates into our schools and we truly focus on the students and their individual learning abilities.

We are committed to academic excellence, quality education and social, emotional and moral development.

Mission statement
  • Stewart Aitken, Director of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Ruth Ahern, Assistant Director General and Director of Adult Education and Vocational Training
  • Amy Curry, Coordinator of Induction and Professional Learning Programs
  • Louise Ricard, Homeschool Consultant
  • Consulting & Induction Team:
    • Larissa Sansom, Education Consultant – English Language Arts
    • Shanelle Ndiaye, Education Consultant – French Second Language, Secondary
    • Jeff Harvey, Education Consultant – Math & Teacher Induction Program
    • Sylvie Pouliotte, Education Consultant – French & Teacher Induction Program
    • Andrée Fortin, Education Consultant – Adult Education & Vocational Training
  • Boardwide Librarians:
    • Sunglee Randall
    • Erin Millar
    • Jennfier Davies
  • Administrative Support:

Finance Department

The Finance team deals with all financial matters pertaining to the school board, schools, centres, and daycares. It also oversees all matters pertaining with school taxes. The department distributes the allocated funds from the province and taxation in a fair and transparent manner based on our schools’ socio-economic rankings. Read more

School Taxes – We prepared a page with the answers to your questions on School Taxes. Thank you for taking a look at it before contacting our tax team.

Financial Statements – By law, the school board shall appoint an external auditor to carry out the verification and reporting mandate issued by the MEES on the financial transactions of the school board. The results of these verifications are presented as Financial Statements.

Budget – The Québec government must include in its financial reporting the results of all Québec educational and health institutions. Therefore, all boards must report their finances according to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Team Members
  • Martine Lupien, Director of Finance
  • Nathalie Dagenais, Coordinator of Finance
  • Cristian Circu, Data Processing Analyst
  • Julie Lafontaine, Admin Tech – Finance
  • Accounts Payable & Receivable:
    • Linda Cox, Superintendant
    • Chantal Godin, Office Agent
    • Chase Howard Sabourin, Office Agent
  • School Tax Team:
    • Nicole Leclerc, Superintendant
    • Angel Ethier, Office Agent
    • Natacha Rossignol, Office Agent
    • Naïssa Foresmy, Office Agent
    • Kimberly Casgrove, Office Agent
  • Rachel Gagné, receptionist
  • Amélie Girard, receptionist

To write to this department, use the form on the Contact page, or email addresses taxes@wqsb.qc.ca and finance@wqsb.qc.ca.


Human Resources Department

The primary role of the Human Resources Department is to hire, promote and develop qualified and professional staff to ensure that students achieve their full potential. HR also offers direction and guidance to management personnel for issues involving staffing and labour relations. In addition, it provides all employees with services and advice related to career aspirations, compensation and benefits.

See the Careers and Resources and Support for Staff pages for more information.

  • George Singfield, Secretary General and Director of Human Resources
  • Jenny Svetec, Assistant Director of Human Resources
  • Krystal Boutin, Coordinator of Human Resources
  • Suzan Hunter, Coordinator of Human Resources
  • Matthew Queale, Superintendent of Payroll
  • Administrative Support:
    • Sylvie Monette, Administrative Technician
    • Kimberley Robertson, Administrative Technician
    • Kerry Reasbeck, Administrative Technician
    • Wendy Wesley, Administrative Technician
    • Dixie Arial, Office Agent
    • Ian Earwaker, Office Agent

To write to this departement, use the form on the Contact page, or, in order to receive a response as quickly as possible, use one of the email addresses below:


Information Technology Department

The mandate of the Information Technology Department is to give support in all activities of the School Board when technology is involved. These responsibilities are split into two main domains: administrative systems, and pedagogical services. Read more

Administrative systems

These represent a wide area of activities: human resources and payroll, finance, purchasing, student transportation, taxation, etc.  It is comprised of the following responsibilities:

  • oversight of all corporate and school servers;
  • management of the Western Québec Telecommunication Network and Fibre Network;
  • maintenance of all computer hardware and software.

Pedagogical services

  • school board corporate systems;
  • school decentralized systems: student registration, student evaluation, scheduling student fees management, library management systems, daycare activities, etc.;
  • training activities.
Team Members
  • Pascal Proulx, Director of Buildings & Equipment and Director of Technology
  • David Carle, Coordinator of IT, Infrastructure and Security
  • Carrie-Anne Collins, Superintendant of Technology
  • Tammy Gauthier, Administrative Technician
  • Education Technology Consultants:
    • Lisa Diner, Education Technology Consultant (RÉCIT)
    • Stuart Gray, Education Technology Consultant
  • Analysts:
    • Zhuo Chen
    • Colin Crampton
  • IT Technicians:
    • Willy Rivest
    • Mike Nealon
  • Schools Support Team:
    • Gina-Lynn McKinnon-Viens, Team Leader
    • Wilson Balabas
    • Dustin Rivet
    • Glenn Holmstead
    • Eric Bishop
    • Mathieu Prud’homme
    • William Trépanier

To write to this departement, use the form on the Contact page, or email address technology@wqsb.qc.ca.


School Organization & Transportation Department

From school admissions and 101 compliance to Mozaïk and GPI support to schools and, of course, bussing, the School Organization & Transportation Department does a lot. Read more

School Transportation

Western Québec is the only English school board serving the Outaouais and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions. Every day, over 6400 students are transported to 25 different schools and education centres across our vast territory of more than 90,000 square kilometers. That’s about twice the size of Nova Scotia! Over 2.5 million kilometres of roads are traversed by our ± 150 vehicles annually!

The Transportation Department has an outstanding safety record. Through the dedication and the concerted efforts of bus contractors, drivers, school communities and Transportation Department staff, a safe transportation environment is assured for all our students.

In order to preserve its outstanding safety record and maintain seamless transportation every day, WQSB follows a rigorous policy and relies on specific guidelines to ensure that decisions are made efficiently and professionally.

Learn more on the School Transportation & Inclement Weather page.

Team Members
  • Mike Dubeau, Director General and Director of School Organization & Transportation
  • Lee-Ann Beaulé, Coordinator of School Organization & Transportation
  • School Organization:
    • Sabrina Crawford, Administrative Technician
    • Kim Wilson, Administrative Technician
  • School Transportation:
    • Judy Cadieux-Fortin, Administrative Technician
    • Amélie Gascon, Office Agent

To write to this departement, use the form on the Contact page, or email addresses admissions@wqsb.qc.ca or transport@wqsb.qc.ca.