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.

-Weber

Just Posted

Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.
Forestburg’s Area 53 Racetrack gears up for action-packed season

Site will also host a portion of the ‘Miles of Mayhem’ event in July

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported five additional deaths Wednesday due to COVID-19. (File photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Red Deer at 169 active cases of COVID-19

Province set to move into Stage 2 of reopening Thursday

At an outdoor drive-in convocation ceremony, Mount Royal University bestows an honorary Doctor of Laws on Blackfoot Elder and residential school survivor Clarence Wolfleg in Calgary on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
‘You didn’t get the best of me’: Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

Clarence Wolfleg receives honorary doctorate from Mount Royal University, the highest honour the school gives out

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
Denmark soccer player Christian Eriksen collapses during game against Finland

Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship

As stories of the horrors of residential schools circulate after the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation announced it had located what are believed to be the remains of 215 children, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs said he feels a connection with the former students. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
2 sides of the same coin: Ex-foster kids identify with residential school survivors

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says the child welfare system takes Indigenous children from their families

Airport ground crew offload a plane carrying just under 300,000 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which is developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
1st batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines won’t be released in Canada over quality concerns

The vaccines were quarantined in April before they were distributed to provinces

Grade 12 students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School took place in the annual water fight off school property on June 11, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Graduating students in Wetaskiwin throw water fight after being told it could result in suspension

Students were told their participation could result in them being barred from graduation ceremonies.

The arrest south of Winnipeg occurred before Bernier was to arrive at a protest in the city. (Twitter/Maxime Bernier)
Maxime Bernier arrested following anti-rules rallies in Manitoba: RCMP

He’s been charged with exceeding public gathering limits and violating Manitoba’s requirement to self-isolate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for the G7 Summit, at the airport in Newquay, United Kingdom, Thursday, June 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Details on Canada’s vaccine sharing plan coming Sunday, up to 100 million doses

Canada’s high commissioner to the UK says details will come after the G7 summit

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec waves to the crowd during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Friday, July 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Newborn daughter’s death inspires MP’s bill on bereavement leave for parents

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec says a day or two off not enough for some grieving parents

Most Read