Board meetings begin at 7 p.m.

Photo of Trusttee letter Mr. Parmar.


Ravi Parmar, Chair


Chairperson Parmar is currently serving his second term as Trustee. He has chaired the Education Standing Committee and has been in the role of Chair since June, 2017. Ravi is a graduate of SD62 and is passionate about being a strong representative for our community.

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Phone: (250) 893-5685



SD62 Trustt Diana Seaton

Dianna Seaton, Vice Chair

  • Chair, Resources Committee

First elected in 2005, this is Dianna’s fifth term as Trustee. She has served on the Aboriginal Education Council, The Education Committee, Provincial Council Alternate, Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee, and Westshore College Action Committee. With long family ties to SD62, Dianna became interested in the importance of literacy and the link to successful outcomes for students when she served on the Greater Victoria Library Board. She was then elected to the British Columbia Public Library Board. Her experience and knowledge as a Library Trustee and her connection in the community made her a great fit for SD62. Her Great Grandfather was a School Trustee representing Otter Point and her Grandchildren are the fourth generations of family to be educated in SD62.

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Phone: (250) 478-3357

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Bob Beckett

  • Member, Education-Policy

Bob is currently serving his first term as Trustee. He is married with three children and retired in June of 2017 as Langford Fire Chief after 41 years in the fire service. He is a graduate of Royal Roads University and past Board Chair of the YMCA – YWCA of Vancouver Island. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Westshore and enjoys working on International Aid-programs. Bob loves to spend time with his family on his boat in Bamfield and walking his Mountain Bernese dog. His SD62 focus is ensuring that every child’s (student) experience in their school is a positive one.

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Phone:(250) 818-2791


Photo of Trustee Wendy HobbsWendy Hobbs

  • Chair, Audit Committee
  • Member, Resources Committee

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Phone: 250-744-7431






Margot Swinburnson

  • Member, Education-Policy
  • Representative, BCSTA

First elected in 1999, this is Margot’s seventh term as Trustee. She has served as SD62 Board Chair and is currently appointed the Board Representative to Provincial Council. Margot is a long-time advocate for youth opportunities, trades programs, Advanced Placement, Dual Credit, Aboriginal Education opportunities and Academies programs. A semi-retired nurse/case manager, she uses her nursing and education background to improve access and support for youth and staff mental health and wellness. She has been a member of the BC School Centered Mental Health Coalition since 2012, and is appointed as a member of the BC School Trustees Association Working Group on youth mental health and Wellness. Margot has long ties to SD62 schools in the Sooke region and is excited about the opportunities the next four years will bring. As a growing District we have constant change and growth pressure, but such opportunity to support and sustain the excellent practice and programs that we have.

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Phone: (250) 642-5429

Photo of Trustee Bob PhillipsBob Phillips

  • Chair, Education-Policy
  • Representative, BCPSEA
  • Member, Audit Committee

This is Bob’s seventh term as Trustee. He has previously served as Board Chair and Vice Chair, Chair of the Aboriginal Education Committee as well as sat on committees for Sustainable French Immersion, Personnel, Principal and Vice Principal Bargaining and Exempt Staff Bargaining. Bob is passionate about research and policy such as French Immersion, Superintendent evaluation and Trustee compensation. A retired teacher and social worker, Bob believes free accessible public education is the foundation of democratic government and the best vehicle to help children realize their passions and their potentials.

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Phone: (250) 642-3297


Photo of Trustee Allison WatsonAllison Watson

  • Member, Resources Committee

This is Allison’s first term as Trustee. She is a mother to two young children who are approaching school age in the Sooke community. She has 20 years of experience working as an employment educator, job developer and curriculum designer for employment programs. She has a BA with a major in Indigenous Studies and a post baccalaureate diploma in immigration consulting.

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Phone: (250) 361-5972




Contact the SD62 Board of Education:

School District No. 62 (Sooke)
3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, B.C. V9B 5R1
(Fax: 474-9850)

Sooke School District

3143 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5R1

Phone: (250) 474-9800
Email: info@sd62.bc.ca

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday