New director of student services for Wolf Creek

Janice Swanson has been appointed as the new Director of Student Services – ECS to Grade 6 for Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS).

  • Aug. 29, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Janice Swanson has been appointed as the new Director of Student Services – ECS to Grade 6 for Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS).

Most recently, Swanson has fulfilled the role of district psychologist with Wolf Creek Public Schools.

Prior to this, she worked for Parkland School Division in a central office leadership position providing programming support for students with diverse learning needs, promoting inclusive practices and coordinating services.

Swanson also has more than 20 years of teaching and counseling experience at all grade levels. She has a deep understanding of early learning and inclusionary practices and a breadth of knowledge and expertise in addressing the dynamic needs of all students, officials say.

“I am very pleased to commit my skills, passion and knowledge to a school system that embraces excellence and values diversity,” said Swanson.

“The director position provides an exciting opportunity to help create flourishing, fluid educational environments for students at developmental stages when specialized knowledge, skills and supports are especially critical. I look forward to collaborating with all staff, families and partners to support our students.”

The Director of Student Services – ECS to Grade 6 is responsible for the leadership, management, and service delivery to support students with diverse learning needs primarily in ECS to Grade 6. This includes coordinating speech, language, occupational and physical therapies, educational psychology services, interagency and other supports.

Swanson will also work with WCPS students, teachers, administrators, families, division level personnel and external agencies to promote and support inclusive practices within the division.

“We are pleased to have Janice as a part of our Student Services team,” said Amber Hester, assistant superintendent. “She brings with her a skill set and knowledge base that will complement our division team as we support our schools as they program to ensure excellent learning environments for all students.”

Swanson holds a Masters of Education degree in educational psychology from the University of Alberta and is a registered psychologist in the province of Alberta.

Outside of work, Swanson enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and participating in a variety of outdoor activities.