Office of Education

The SDACC Office of Education serves conferences and approximately 350 educators across Canada.  In addition to curriculum and policy support, Office of Education personnel collaborate with colleagues at the North American Division and other unions to support the work of Adventist education across the division.

Shad Lehmann
Director of Education
phone: 905-433-0011, ext. 2073

Shad Lehmann is a fourth generation Adventist and has attended Adventist schools for his entire academic career.  He holds a B.Ed. from Burman University, a M.A. in Educational Leadership from La Sierra, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Andrews University.  Throughout his career Shad has taught at all levels from kindergarten through university.  He has also served as a principal and a superintendent of education before joining the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada as the Associate Director of Education in February 2017. In August 2023, Shad’s role changed, and he is currently the Director of Education.

Associate Director of Education
phone: 905-433-0011, ext. 2074


Brandy Perkins
Senior Executive Assistant/Certification Registrar
phone:  905-433-0011, ext. 2072

Brandy Perkins has worked for the SDACC Office of Education for over 20 years and her current position is Senior Executive Assistant/Certification Registrar. She holds a Design Specialty in Graphic Arts certificate from Durham College and a B.Sc. in General Studies with a focus in Social Studies from Andrews University.

General Inquiries
local phone:  (905) 433-0011
toll-free:  (800) 263-7868