Who we are

We support educators to create equitable classrooms that provide all students with learning experiences that meet their needs and allow them to graduate with hope and purpose.

Learning Team Goals

  • To increase student literacy.
  • To increase student numeracy.
  • To support the implementation of the re-designed K-12 curriculum.
  • To promote and support high quality early learning opportunities to ensure seamless transition into Kindergarten for all students.
  • To support learning through the use of technology.

The Learning Team works collaboratively with Aboriginal Education, IT for Learning, Learning Support, Modern Languages, and Partnerships & Pathways to serve and support all learners in School District 61.

L to R: Jon Hamlin, Carey Nickerson, Dave Shortreed, Louise Sheffer, James Hansen

The Learning Team

 Name & RoleResponsibilitiesEmailTwitter
louise shefferLouise Sheffer

Louise Sheffer
Director of Learning, Learning Team
- Curriculum Support K-12
- Literacy K-12
- Link to AbEd
- Link to Modern Languages
- Link to Learning Support Team
- Link to Partnership and Pathways
- Liaise with GVTA ProD Chair
- District ProD Offerings
- Enhancing Learning Grants
- Reading Recovery
- Early Years
- Victoria Symphony
- Victoria Literacy Society
- Eco Rowing
- Environmental Education
- Salmonids
- CSL/ Reporting
- UVIC Continuing Education
- UVIC Link2Practice
- Fine Arts/Art Starts
- District/Administrator Book Clubs

James Hansen

District Principal, Leadership and Learning Team
-Numeracy K-12
-FSA Support
-Generative Dialogue/Coaching
-Administrator Support
-New Administrator Mentoring
-District ProD Offerings
Carey NickersonCarey Nickerson

District Vice-Principal, Learning Team
-Literacy K-12
-Early Years
-StrongStart BC
-Early Learning Programs
-Ready, Set, Learn
-Welcome to Kindergarten
-Kindergarten transition
-Victoria Early Years Centre Steering Committee
-District ProD Offerings

Jon HamlinJon Hamlin

District Vice-Principal, Learning Team
-Secondary curriculum support
-BAA Courses
-Digital portfolio support
-Coding / ADST
-UVIC HighTechU
-District ProD Offerings
profile copy 2Dave Shortreed
District Vice-Principal, Learning Team
-Link to IT for Learning
-Link to Teacher Librarians
-Coding / ADST
-Environmental Ed
-District ProD Offerings

You can e-mail all of us at LearningTeam@sd61.bc.ca and follow us on Twitter @sd61learn