Division Office Directory

Superintendent's Office

Kevin Bird

Superintendent

P: 780.778.2800

Leslee Jodry

Deputy Superintendent

P: 780.778.2800

Tamara Spong

Secretary-Treasurer

P: 780.778.2800

Michelle McMichael

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent

P: 780.778.2800

Nancy Whittaker

Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer

P: 780.778.2800

Gina Neill

Receptionist

P: 780.778.2800

Communications Services

Lisa Bakos

Communications Officer

Responsible to the Deputy Superintendent

Fosters honest, open communication between the Division and its internal and external stakeholders. Supports the Board of Trustees, Superintendent's Office and Schools through crisis communication, media relations, management and production of the Division's publications, website and social media outlets, and promotion of the Division's programs and initiatives.

P: 780.778.2800

Facility Services

Randy Lovich

Director of Facility Services

Responsible to the Secretary-Treasurer

Coordinates the maintenance, grounds care, and custodial services for all buildings and property belonging to Northern Gateway Public Schools to ensure an environment conducive to learning and teaching. 

P: 780.785.3333

Deanna Harapchuk

Office Assistant to the Director of Maintenance

P: 780.785.3333

Financial Services

Tamara Spong

Secretary-Treasurer

Responsible to the Superintendent

Manages the fiscal operation and records of the Division, internal and external financial reporting and Division and school budgets. Provides financial training and assistance to schools and other departments and ensures that the Division is meeting statutory requirements related to finances.

P: 780.778.2800

Milly McGregor

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

P: 780.778.2800

Jennifer Richard

Assistant to Financial Services

P: 780.778.2800

Nancy Whittaker

Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer

P: 780.778.2800

Health & Safety Services

Cheryl Lovich

Health and Safety Services Coordinator

Responsible to the Secretary-Treasurer

Advocates, nurtures and develops health and safety education and practices which inspire Northern Gateway Public Schools to remain a compliant, safe and healthy place at all times for all students, staff and stakeholders.

P: 780.785.3333

Human Resources

Arnold Marira

Human Resources Manager

P: 780.778.2800

Nicole Flood

Human Resources Coordinator

P: 780.778.2800

Linda Langley

Human Resources/Payroll Liaison

P: 780.778.2800

Lori Gallant

Payroll and Benefits Administrator

P: 780-778-2800

Learning and Student Support Services

Bev Cotton

Learning Services Coordinator

P: 780.780.2800

Tammy Davis

Learning Services Coordinator

P: 780.778.2800

Tammy Charko

Student Support Facilitator

P: 780.778.2800

Lorna Vardy

Learning Services Coordinator

P: 780.778.2800

Koralie Cockle

Assistant to Learning Services

P: 780.778.2800

Technology Services

Jason Yaremchuk

Director of Information Technology

Responsible to the Superintendent

Supports teaching and learning by ensuring that technology is effectively integrated into learning and teaching processes. Provides technical support to all schools and departments, and the infrastructure that gives schools and other departments uninterrupted, secure access to information, digital resources and electronic communication. 

P: 780.268.3857

Malcolm Heaven

Network Administrator

P: 780.706.8219

Lynda Beck

System Analyst

P: 780.778.2800

Brian Fehr

System Analyst

P: 780.778.2800

Kim Havell

Computer Technician

Joshua Mahaux

Computer Technician

Travis Merrick

Computer Technician

Nicholas Morrill

Computer Technician

Dillon Roe

Computer Technician

Transportation Services

Rhett Czaban

Director of Transportation Services

Responsible to the Secretary-Treasurer

Supports schools by ensuring that all students are transported safely to and from school and arrive ready to learn. Provides efficient and reliable service for 3,552 students attending school in the Division, as well as for students attending Living Waters Catholic schools in Whitecourt and Holy Family Catholic schools in Valleview.

P: 780.524.3833

Julie Cook

Office Assistant to the Director of Transportation

P: 780.778.2800

Deanne Fell

Office Assistant to the Director of Transportation

P: 780.778.2800

Board of Trustees

Barb Maddigan

Board Chair

Whitecourt

P: 780.262.1013

Christine Peck

Board Vice-Chair

Onoway

P: 780.691.0772

Diane Hagman

Mayerthorpe

P: 780.396.9694

Jim Hailes

Fox Creek

P: 780.622.3385

Deb Koloski

Darwell, Sangudo, Mayerthorpe area

P: 780.674.1994

Judy Muir

Alberta Beach, Rich Valley, Darwell

P: 780.991.7413

Sally Petryshen

Valleyview Rural

P: 780.300.0427

Gerry Steinke

Valleyview

P: 780.524.9889

Linda Wigton

Whitecourt

P: 780.706.4345

Nancy Whittaker

Executive Assistant to the Board

P: 780.778.2800