As a literacy specialist, Cheryl Gascoyne has designed, implemented, and supported school and district literacy initiatives. Her involvement as a Jigsaw Learning Associate has supported schools in coaching at the classroom level, facilitating district professional learning series, supporting leadership in schools, and providing resource support and implementation. She has had the opportunity to work in Pre-K settings through to high school and she is also experienced in teaching our First Nation, Metis and Inuit students. Cheryl has provided support and direction to new teachers and experienced teachers alike from universal classroom practice to designing specialized interventions for individual or small groups of students.
- Experience in, and passion for, inclusion, early years, literacy and leadership. District leadership roles in literacy, learning and inclusion.
- Extensive experience supporting schools and districts in establishing literacy plans, supports, and interventions.
- Literacy coach, mentor, and presenter both within, and out of, province.
- Over 20 years of experience in education (teaching, leading, and learning).
- Knowledgeable about, and practical experience with inclusive programing within the early years.
- Knowledgeable about, and practical experience with, various literacy assessments from screens to comprehensive assessment systems.
Testimonials for Cheryl
I wanted to reach out and express my true appreciation for all the support Cheryl Gascoyne has given me since August. Cheryl has provided me with opportunities to expand my skill set and offer the best version of my professional self to each group of students I encounter. Cheryl has built literacy confidence within me that I have not had before. Cheryl have impacted me and my career in ways I cannot explain. I will continue to share Cheryl's expertise with colleagues and hope that in the future our paths will cross again and we get the chance to collaborate further.
I had the opportunity to work with Cheryl Gascoyne for the 2018-2019 school year. During this school year, Clearview School Division was continuing its work on a massive transformation of literacy practices. Through Jigsaw Learning, we were able to access Cheryl's expertise to help us with our plan. Cheryl was an instrumental player in our journey as we worked on moving literacy forward in our division. Using our year plan, Cheryl's expertise was a welcome addition to our transformation. Cheryl was an excellent well-planned presenter as she worked in large group grade-level learning sessions. While on school visits, Cheryl met with small groups as well as individuals who were striving to become effective, best practice teachers of literacy. Cheryl is a learner who continually seeks to stay abreast of the current research and then share her knowledge with others. Cheryl is also fun and engaging! It was a pleasure to spend this time with Cheryl. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn fr... Read more
Cheryl Gascoyne was instrumental in supporting our school with literacy growth and development. Her work with our staff has had a dramatically positive impact on how we support literacy development for our students. Cheryl worked elbow to elbow with our staff to improve our reading intervention strategies. She also helped us engage in a literacy partnership with the local university and she supported our work in finding appropriate literacy resources for our school. Cheryl worked alongside the administrative team to develop a comprehensive school wide literacy plan. She was visible in the school, she worked alongside teachers and she regularly connected with the leadership team to determine next steps. Cheryl is an expert in the field of literacy and she took the time to really look at our strengths and areas for improvement. She helped us create a vision of literacy and we are forever grateful for her support. Cheryl changed how we support, implement and assess literacy in our school and the staff and stu... Read more