District Learning Services

Director of Learning Services

Jan Proulx: School District 59 Board Office

District Counsellors

Support children through individual and group counselling, emotional support, and behavioural skill development; provide consultation to staff specific to student's needs; and liaison with outside agencies.

Merrill Flewelling: District Resource Centre

Peter Evans: District Resource Centre

Karyn Pate:  Little Prairie Elementary

Samantha Hill: Tumbler Ridge Elementary

District Resources Centre Coordinator

Provide resources, support, curriculum implementation and in-service for all staff.

Karen Frederickson: District Resource Centre

Speech and Language Services

Provide assessment, intervention, program design and implementation, consultation and in-service for students with speech, language and swallowing difficulties.

Rachel Turnbull: District Resource Center

School Psychology Services

Provide assessment, intervention planning and implementation for students.

Richelle Greek ( Psych Ed): District Resource Centre

Merrill Flewelling (Behaviour/Mental Health): District Resource Centre

Peter Evans (Behaviour/Mental Health): District Resource Centre

Family School Liaison

Assist families in seeking school and/or community services.

Colette Nelson: Tremblay Elementary

Jacqueline Spurrell: Dawson Creek Secondary

Cheryl Widdicombe:  Chetwynd

Rachel Lenart:  Tumbler Ridge Secondary

District Itinerant Teachers

Provides support to Learning Assistance and classroom teachers who have students with learning needs.

Donna Hodgins: Helping Teacher, District Resource Centre

Cathy Holland: Helping Teacher, District Resource Centre

Charlea Rorison: Helping Teacher, District Resource Centre

Supports classroom teachers who have students with visual impairments and provides specialized direct instruction to students:

Charlea Rorison: Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments, District Resource Centre

Provides support to Learning Assistance and classroom teachers who have students who are deaf and hard of hearing:

Tanis Harty: Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Supports balanced literacy:

Susan Lovell: Primary Literacy Support, District Resource Centre

Kelly Mckinney: Intermediate/Secondary Literacy Support, District Resource Centre

Focuses on children who are most at risk in literacy learning through proven one on one teaching that supplements classroom instruction.  Mentors and in-services new and practicing Reading Recovery teachers – Reading Recovery:

Cristal Bertrand: SD# 59 Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Tumbler Ridge Elementary

Supports English Language Learners through assessment and consultation:

Amanda Roberts: Ell Helping Teacher - Elementary, District Resource Centre

Danyell Dutka: Ell Helping Teacher - Middle/Secondary, District Resource Centre

Provincial Outreach Programs (POP)

School District contacts and liaisons for provincial outreach program:

Tanis Harty: Provincial Outreach Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (POPDHH)

Donna Hodgins: Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders/Inclusion outreach (POPFASD)

Cathy HollandProvincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD)

Rachel Turnbull: Provincial Outreach Program for Early Intervention (POPEI) and SET-BC

Susan Lovell: Provincial Outreach Program for Early Intervention (POPEI)

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