Staff Directory

Staff Directory

Office of the Superintendent

Michael Nightingale

Superintendent of Schools

P: (403) 380-5301

Kristin Solowoniuk

Executive Assistant, Office of the Superintendent

P: 403-380-5301

Garrett Simmons

Communications Officer

P: 4033820681

Communications officer for Lethbridge School Division. I am a former newspaper journalist and editor, who has a love for sports. I coach football, and have a rooting interest in the Broncos, Roughriders, Flyers, A's and Spurs. I have a wife and three children, along with two very energetic labradoodles. 

My role:

I am responsible for updating the Division website and promoting all of the positive events which take place inside our schools every day. Getting out and visiting all of our great schools in the Division is a priority, as it allows me the opportunity to write stories, take photos and produce videos.

Trish Syme

Manager of International Education

P: (403)380-5300

Kelsi Cook

District Administrative Assistant

Human Resources

Robbie Charlebois

Associate Superintendent, Human Resources

P: 403-380-5297

Rhonda Aos

Director, Human Resources, Support Staff

P: (403)380-7391

I am the Director of Human Resources for Lethbridge School Division and I am proud to have say I have been part of the Lethbridge School Division Family for almost 20 years. I am passionate about working in the field of Human Resources and want to support employees. 

I was lucky to call Lethbridge home and am proud to say I attended Galbraith, Wilson and Winston Churchill. I have a Master in Human Resource Management from the University of Regina, a Bachelor of Management (Major Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour) from the University of Lethbridge and I am a Certified Professional Human Resource (CPHR).

I have a loving husband and two children that always support me and keep me grounded. We also have two adorable pups that keeps life full of fun! I love to camp, hike, boat and see family and friends as much as possible. I truly love all seasons and find they all have their advantages - minus the wind of course!

I have worked as Human Resources Generalist for the past 25 years, therefore have touched all areas within Human Resources. I am responsible for over 600 staff within our busy School Division. I work with Administration at all levels within Human Resources. I believe in maintaining effective working relationships with our unions. Some of my key responsibilities include recruitment and staffing, employee relations and negotiations. 

We have an amazing HR team that want to support and help all current and future staff!


Stacey Wichers

Human Resources Coordinator

P: (403)328-5711

Katie Guccione

Executive Assistant to the Associate Superintendent

P: (403)380-5297

Jolayne Prus

Administrative Professional

P: 403-380-7391

Carrie Fahl

Division Administrative Assistant

P: 403-380-5302

Madalynn Guzowski

Division Administrative Assistant

P: 403-350-5321

Business and Operations


Christine Lee

Associate Superintendent, Business and Operations (CSBO)

P: (403) 380-5307

I have been with Lethbridge School Division for over 20 years.  I started my career as the Director of Finance and after 18 years was excited to begin my new role as Associate Superintendent Business Affairs for the 2017-2018 school year.

I am a proud product of Lethbridge School Division1 having attended Lakeview Elementary, Gilbert Paterson, and Lethbridge Collegiate Institute.  Graduate of the University of Lethbridge, Bachelor of Management.  I hold a Chartered Professional Accountant/Chartered Accountant designation (CPA/CA), Fellow of the Certified School Business Official( FCSBO) and Certified Administrator in School Finance and Operations (SFO) credentials.

The Division of Business and Operations department provides a variety of support services to the District.  I have a great team of people in the Finance, Technology, Transportation and Plant Operations and Facility Services departments that support teaching and learning in our schools.  As we say "Kids Are Our Business".

I am blessed with a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter, a son in law, and an adorable Sheltie named Tango. I Love to travel, hike, cycle, golf (rather badly), kayak and get away to have fun in the sun in winter. Although I am a Lethbridgeite  I do not enjoy the wind!

Lethbridge School Division is a welcoming, safe and caring school district that strongly supports achievement, inclusion and innovation and I am proud to be work each day with a great team of people to support teaching and learning in our school division.


Avice DeKelver

Director of Finance

I am privileged to have the role of Director of Finance / FOIP Coordinator at Lethbridge School Division.  I have always strived to take complicated financial matters and present them in a manner that is easy for everyone to understand. 

Prior to my current role, I was employed for the last ten years at BDO Canada LLP in Lethbridge.  I started as a Junior Accountant and worked my way up to Audit and Assurance Manager where I worked with a variety of clients (including not-for-profits, school divisions and municipalities).  I hold a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation and have received my Bachelor of Management (specializing in accounting) from the University of Lethbridge. 

Lethbridge School Division has a history of being a leader in financial and budgetary reporting. I look forward to being part of a great team to support teaching and learning within the school division.    


Cheryl Shimbashi

Transportation Coordinator

Melanie Gregson

District Administrative Assistant

P: (403) 380-5389

Lana Johnson

Coordinator, Benefits/Return to Work

P: (403) 380-7390

Luana Komanac

School Accounting Coordinator

Sheri Lacey

Purchasing Coordinator

Steph Lapointe

Payroll Clerk

Amy Magson

District Administrative Assistant

P: 403-380-7393

Carrie Mclaren

Payroll Coordinator

P: (403)380-5305

Jeremy Schenk

Accounts Payable Coordinator

Charlene Drader

Division Buyer

Instructional Services

Morag Asquith

Associate Superintendent, Instructional Services


I have the honour of supporting and overseeing a fabulous professional team that ensures the Instructional and Learning Services side of Lethbridge School Division is the best it can be.  

Being a Learning Support Teacher, Counsellor, and Administrator in 6 Districts in B.C., Internationally and now in Alberta have provided tremendous insight and experience into my current role as Associate Superintendent with Lethbridge School Division.


Carley Campbell

Executive Assistant for Instructional Services

Jackie Fletcher

Director of Inclusive Education

Erin Hurkett

Director of Learning

P: (403)380-5313

Lucie Panchoo

Administrative Professional

P: (403)380-5298

Kathy Knelsen

Division Administrative Assistant

Rochelle Neville

Early Learning Coordinator

Rebecca Adamson

Inclusive Education Coordinator

Jen Day

Counselling Co-ordinator

Jim Kerr

Student Engagement Consultant

My name is Jim Kerr and I am the Student Engagement Consultant for the Division of Instructional Services with Lethbridge School Disvision.  


Joel Tailfeathers

Co-ordinator, Indigenous Education

Shawnee Big Bull

Indigenous Education High School Teacher

Melanie Morrow

Indigenous Education Elementary School Teacher

Oshana Christiansen

Indigenous Education Middle School Teacher

Nikki Cale

Distance Learning Facilitator / FastForward Contact

P: (403) 380-7394

Christie Archer


P: (403)380-5386

Melissa Gleeson


Robyn Henderson

Speech Language Pathologist

P: (403) 380-7392

Kara-Lynn Reimer

Speech Language Pathologist

P: (403)380-5304

Kaitland Heyland

Speech Language Pathologist

Kim Taylor

Speech Language Pathologist

Amanda Manning

Speech Language Pathologist

P: 403-380-7397

I enjoy reading and learning, beading earrings (as a part of my Mi'kmaq heritage), being active and being in nature. I support children's speech and language skills who are receiving mild-moderate funding and Program Unit Funding in Early Education Programs at Dr. Gerald Probe and Fleetwood-Bawden elementary schools. I also support Kindergarten and school-aged students' speech and language skills at Dr. Gerald Probe, Fleetwood-Bawden, Gilbert Patterson and LCI, using the Response to Intervention model. As a part of the SLP team, we provide Hanen Learning Language & Loving It and ABC & Beyond training programs to our early elementary school staff when needed.

Megan Martineau

Occupational Therapist

Cason Machacek

Digital Wellness Teacher

P: 4038920782


My name is Cason Machacek, and I am honored to serve as the Digital Wellness Teacher for Lethbridge School Division. With several years of experience in education, I have gained valuable experiences, built connections with students and families, and learned through collaboration with colleagues on effective teaching pedagogies. 

Within this new portfolio, I am excited to collaborate with educators across the division to promote digital wellness in alignment with Alberta Education's Health and Wellness key student indicators for success. My goal is to empower students, educators, and parents with the tools necessary to approach the constantly evolving technological landscape through a safe, responsible, proactive, and preventative lens.

Sydnie Erlendson

Family Support Worker - Digital Wellness

Michaela Demers

Numeracy Lead Teacher

Jodie Babki

Literacy Lead Teacher

Carmen Carvalho

ESL Lead Teacher

Saajan Sapkota

Student Support Worker

Making Connections

DeeAnna Presley-Roberts

Program manager, Making Connections, Mental Health Capacity Building

P: 403.380.5382

Hi, my name is DeeAnna Presley-Roberts. I am the Making Connections Coordinator. I oversee the entire Making Connections program which is present in 12 elementary schools and 2 middle schools across Lethbridge School District. Making Connection workers work out of our schools to connect students and families to schools and supportive services within our community. Making Connections is best known for the work that we do with families and children within the community but we also provide mental health education and promotion within the schools. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and I look forward to speaking with you.


Lisa Foster

Mental Health Capacity Building Wellness Coach

Justina McCarthy

Mental Health Capacity Building Wellness Coach

Lacey Otway

Mental Health Capacity Building Wellness Coach

Shand Watson

Mental Health Capacity Building Wellness Coach


Jesse Sadlowski

Director, Technology Learning and Innovation

P: (403) 380-5290

As the Director of Technology Learning and Innovation I am responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions within the district. This includes overseeing all IT operations that help meet educational requirements as well as support and maintenance of existing applications. I am also responsible for the development and growth of new innovative technology solutions that may be emerging within the educational world. 



Johny Mantello

IT Coordinator

Tina Carnegie

Division Administrative Assistant

Marco DeMusso

Division Technology Support

P: (403) 892-4975

Chinook High School, Gilbert Paterson Middle School, Galbraith Elementary School, Senator Buchanan Elementary School, Education Centre.


Cam Findlay

Division Technology Support

Greg Fischer

Division Technology Support

P: (403) 892-5740

Winston Churchill High School, Lethbridge Alternate Schools and Programs, Wilson Middle School, Park Meadows School, Education Centre.


David Harmon

Network Security Analyst

Koji Nagahama

IT Coordinator

Zach Nicholson

Technology Support

Tyler Payant

Information Systems Professional

P: (403) 892-1453

Lethbridge Collegiate Institute, E'cole Agnes Davidson School, Lakeview Elementary School, Education Centre


Mark Taylor

Division Technology Support

Greg Theron

Technology Professional

P: (403) 330-6662

Doug Viel

Division Technology Support


Daniel Heaton

Director of Facilities

Chris Chapman

Operations and Maintenance Coordinator

Brenda Clear

Caretaking Coordinator

P: (403)382-2163

Mary Peake

District Administrative Assistant

P: (403)329-6564