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
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.
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
Angela Connelly: 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 Holland: Provincial 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)