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.
Lana Nogue is a dynamic, compassionate, connected leader who makes strong connections with the educators, students, and families that she supports.
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
Kurtis Hewson provided support for myself (principal) and one of my teachers in creating timetables and embedding collaboration time into the schedule. My school is very small and as such manpower resources are limited. I was intrigued by the creative process that Kurtis suggested of beginning the timetabling with the collaboration time and intervention blocks and working backward from that. Kurtis was open-minded and responsive to the unique needs of our setting and was solution-focused! My colleague and I were thrilled with the end results!! We have a workable timetable with embedded intervention blocks and collaboration time! This was truly an example of focused teamwork towards a common goal! Kurtis also spent a great deal of time with us looking at different models as to how collaborative time can be addressed, team norm and goal setting, and timelines. I could not be more appreciative of the time Kurtis spent with my colleague and I! We are looking forward to a wonderful start to next year!
La visite de Nancy Roy a permis à nos directions d'école de mieux comprendre concrètement certains aspect de la méthode collaborative à la réponse à l'intervention. Son partenariat nous permettra d'avoir des discussions riches et facilitera la mise en oeuvre de notre plan d'action pour le FrancoSud!