Blain is super choice

A former Ladysmith Secondary School principal now holds the top job in the entire Nanaimo school district

  • Apr. 16, 2015 10:00 a.m.

A former Ladysmith Secondary School principal now holds the top job in the entire school district.

After four months as acting superintendent, John Blain officially had the “acting” removed from his title April 16 by the District 68 board of trustees..

“The board unanimously agreed that Mr. Blain is the right person for the job,” board chairman Steve Rae said in a media release. “Mr. Blain’s leadership philosophy aligns directly with the entire board as we plan the future of the district and he has demonstrated quality leadership during his many years in school administration.

“We are confident that we have made the right decision and we congratulate Mr. Blain as he continues his commitment to public education and the education of all students.”

The former B.C. Lion football player and SD68 deputy superintendent was principal in Ladysmith from 2004 to 2009.