Carole Jean-Baptiste has been appointed as the new learning supports coordinator for Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS), effective Sept. 1.
In this position, Jean-Baptiste will provide support to students and families in the area of home and alternative education and to schools in assigned areas of curricular implementation.
She also will work to further school and program enhancement efforts by collaborating with the student services, technology and curriculum departments.
“I am thrilled to have been selected as the new learning supports co-ordinator,” said Jean-Baptiste. “I am really looking forward to working with the home schooling families and recognize that I have huge shoes to fill. I am also eager to work with the teachers and school administration throughout the division to ensure we are meeting the needs of all students and providing them with every opportunity for success.”
Jean-Baptiste holds a bachelor of education degree from Canadian University College and a master’s degree in educational administration and leadership from La Sierra University. Over her seven years of teaching, she has gained a breadth of experience from grades 1 to 12 and is currently teaching junior high English language arts, and junior and senior high French as a second language at Rimbey Junior/Senior High School. She also has experience providing home school, blended, and online delivery of programming, providing guidance for home-schooling families, and working with English language learners from a variety of backgrounds.
“We are very pleased to welcome Carole into this role,” said assistant superintendent Gerry Varty. “In a time of rapid change in our educational landscape, it is important that we provide wider, more flexible supports to families, learners, teachers, and schools. Responding to this, Carole has been able to articulate an engaging, optimistic vision of how learning can be supported in multiple ways, venues, and modalities, ways that speak to the needs of the emerging 21st century learner. We are confident that Carole will introduce a valuable dimension to our efforts to create success for all learners, and look forward to having her as part of our team.”