Hi, I have been at Red Deer Public for 21 years, with the majority of those at Eastview Middle School. Prior to that, I worked for an agency doing in- home family counseling, skill development and treatment for incarcerated youth, supported independent living for youth, and personal development for teen moms. I enjoy working with students and families in a variety of capacities, both individually and collectively. This may include the development or enhancement of social skills, anger management, friendship skills, building confidence and self esteem, values clarification, building capacity, and the provision of support, guidance and a safe space. My role also includes connecting students and families with community resources as necessary and further developing a network of support to facilitate success in all aspects of life management. A colleague, Donnalee Thudium, and I also facilitate a “Connect Parenting” group that is open to the district. If interested, you may contact me at the school. I am excited to be a part of this team and join the den and look forward to meeting with you!