Testimonials

I have worked with Kurtis Hewson and Jigsaw Learning with two different schools spanning K-12 and alternative education. Kurtis has done an excellent job differentiating guidance for the creation of a school/program specific CRM model and the delivery of professional learning. Kurtis is an excellent facilitator providing engaging and relevant learning activities for educators. Jigsaw Learning has been very helpful to both of the admin teams with which I have worked in responding to our requests as well as helping us anticipate next steps and future needs. Their work continues to be practical, user friendly, professionally empowering, research based and continually evolving.

Carolyn Jensen
Principal - Memorial Composite High School

Thank you so much for offering your services to our school district. We are excited to learn and implement the collaborative response model for our school. Making sure our students’ needs are met is our priority and it was great to see that it was a core value in the CRM.

Nazia Hiscock
Vice Principal - Thickwood Heights

When coming to Winterburn, it quickly became apparent that Marilyn Schmitke has a core belief in the power and potential of people to affect change when they work together. She presented staff with the opportunity to look at school supports through a lens of student-centred conversations and a targeted approach to interventions - the Collaborative Response Model. Through a strategically crafted plan, creative scheduling and outstanding instructional leadership, Marilyn ensured the implementation of CRM was successful and sustainable. By her careful design, this strong collaborative environment has resulted in a profound shift in school culture to where teacher collective efficacy drives our work with students. Because of Marilyn's leadership, vision and commitment to supporting all students, we continue to use CRM as our framework to create structured supports to respond effectively to student's unique needs.

Elizabeth Ward
Assistant Principal - Winterburn School - Edmonton Public Schools

Lorna Hewson has created a caring response to address needs she experienced first hand! Her thoughtfulness and attention to detail engages her audience and inspires them to believe they can implement the program successfully. She is such a warm and wonderful speaker!

Lesley Margetak
Teacher - Horace Allen School

We had Kurtis Hewson come to our school for a PD Day and inspire our staff with the Collaborative Response Model. We have already embedded time for common meeting time within our week, but I think our meetings didn't really have any structure. After this PD day, we are excited to have a method that was clearly explained and that we can use going forward so that we are doing our best for ALL of our students.

Mike Fleck
Vice Principal - Holy Family Academy