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Hi, I am so excited to be in my third year as part of the Bert Church Charger family.

I have been a School Counsellor for 23 years.  In RockyView School Division I previously worked at Cochrane High School for 8 years.  Before that I was the school counsellor with Livingstone Range School Division. That is where I also completed my M.C. (Master of Counselling - Counselling Psychology and School Counselling). I volunteered with The Family Centre in Lethbridge working mainly in the areas of parent/child conflict and addictions. Prior to my work in southern alberta I was an educator and counsellor in various northern Alberta communities.

I work from a Comprehensive Counselling and Guidance Model, which means I provide supports designed to enhance students’ attitudes and values. This may include individualized, small group or class activities that assist students in the following areas—educational, personal, social and career. Counseling services may be developmental, preventative, or crisis-oriented.

This year I continuing my work with the Grade 10's and 12's - supporting them as they transition into and out of high school.  Students and parents are encouraged to connect about academic, vocational or personal concerns by making an appointment. Crisis concerns are handled throughout the day as needed.

Many educational events are coordinated with the Career Centre. Students and parents can keep updated by checking that section of our website.


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This year I also have a Grade 10 advisory which meets at a new time, between block 1 & 2 on Fridays.

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