Programs and Student Services Department

Darrell LeBlanc, Director of Programs and Student Services Photo

Darrell LeBlanc, Director of Programs and Student Services


Mr. Darrell LeBlanc was appointed as Director of Programs and Student Services with the Strait Regional Centre for Education (SRCE) as of July 1, 2020.  During Mr. LeBlanc's 26-year career in education, he has worked in a number of positions in several districts across Canada including a classroom teacher, resource teacher, vice principal and principal  Regionally, he has served as a Coordinator for ten (10) years, responsible at various times for technology integration, student discipline, school improvement planning, school advisory councils, and assessment.  Most recently, he has served as the Coordinator of Human Resources with the SRCE for the past five (5) years.

Mr. LeBlanc’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, a Master of Education in Educational Administration and Policy, a Graduate Diploma in Educational Technology, and a Certificate in Human Resources Management.

Mr. LeBlanc’s leadership activities have extended to facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities for teachers and school administrators. These opportunities have included leading workshops for principals in Jamaica in conjunction with a local university. He has also served as Chair of the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation.

The Strait Regional Centre for Education is responsible for:

• the provision of educational programs and services to students and support for schools in the delivery of all aspects of the Public School Program; and

• the provision of appropriate professional development in order to ensure that students effectively reach the outcomes of the Public School Program.

Under the leadership of the Director of Programs and Student Services, the Department’s responsibilities also include:

  • Student achievement and evaluation;
  •  Curriculum implementation and instruction;
  •  African Canadian and Mi’kmaw Education Services and Student Equity;
  •  Options and Opportunities (O2), Skilled Trades, Discovering Opportunities;
  • Professional development;
  •  Student behaviour and conduct;
  •  Community-Based Learning;
  •  Health promotion;
  •  French Immersion, French Second language, Intensive French;
  •  Special Needs/Services including Speech Language and Psychology;
  •  International students;
  •  Information technology and integration;
  •  Records and archives;
  •  School Advisory Councils;
  •  Student Success Planning;
  •  Before and After Programs;
  •  Pre-primary and Early Years Programs;
  •  School administrative support and appraisal; and
  •  Educational partnerships.

Please contact Shelley McGee-Wilson, Administrative Assistant;  902-625-7083

Programs and Student Services Department Staff

All staff below can be reached at 902-625-2191 or 902-625-7083.

Darrell LeBlanc - Director of Programs and Student Services

Shelley McGee-Wilson - Administrative Assistant

Kevin Walker - Coordinator, Family of Schools/Youth Pathways/Policy

Elizabeth Teasdale - Coordinator, Family of Schools/Student Success Planning/Student Discipline/Gaelic/International Student Program

April Weaver - Coordinator, Family of Schools/Math/Science

Tanya Carter - Coordinator, Family of Schools/Literacy

Eryn Sinclair - Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

Kathy Rhodes - Coordinator of African Canadian Education Services; 902-631-3515

Miranda Gould - Coordinator of Mi'kmaw Education Services

Shelley Gillingham - Student Equity Consultant

Annamarie Talbot - Coordinator of Student Services

Danielle LeBlanc - Regional Coordinator SchoolsPlus Integrated Service

Jennifer MacDonald - Consultant of Student Services

Shelley MacLean - Consultant of Student Services

Lori Richard - Assistive Technology and Augmentative Alternative Communication Lead Teacher

Brian Van Den Heuvel - Coordinator of InSchool/Technology/NSVS/ Assessment

Justin Fougere - Technology Integration Mentor

Scott Goyetche - Coordinator of French Programs/Health Promoting Schools/SACs/External Research

Laurie Baccardax - French Mentor

Carolyn Webber - Manager, Pre-primary and Early Years Programs; 902-631-4617

Motunrayo (Rayo) Owoyomi - Assistant Manager, Pre-primary and Early Years Programs

Chris Penny - Manager, Nova Scotia International Student Program

Heather Brennan - Manager, Before and After Program; 902-631-2258

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