Appointed June 22, 2012
Born in Scotland, Bill grew up in Ontario, Canada where he received an Honours BA in English Literature at Trent University. Other degrees followed over the years including a Bachelor of Education, a Masters Degree in Educational Administration, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Bill began teaching in Fort St. John and moved to Nelson to become the principal of L.V. Rogers Secondary School. He then served the school district as District Principal for Distance Education, International Programs and Technology, Director of Instruction, and ultimately Superintendent of Schools until his retirement.
Bill now works out of his office in Nelson. He facilitates meetings and speaks at conferences on a variety of topics such as team building, time management, and decision making or presenting his keynote address, “Head, Hands, Heart: What Every Organization Needs to Know”. Bill received an Outstanding Community Leadership award for his work as Vice President of the BC Seniors Games in 2011. He is a Master Trainer for True Colors International.
Bill’s wife, Brenda, is also a teacher and they have two grown daughters who live in Vancouver.