Cheryl Gascoyne has been appointed as the new Learning Supports Coordinator for Wolf Creek Public Schools. This role primarily focuses on literacy for grades seven to twelve and was created to provide targeted support to schools to enhance our district vision of moving the Inspiring Education agenda forward.
Gascoyne has extensive background and experience in the area of literacy. She has been with Red Deer Catholic School Division for 10 years having served in two key literacy leadership roles; Early Learning & Literacy Lead Teacher (2009 – 2013: worked in central office to coordinate and supervise a district-wide Literacy Program including developing and leading the implementation of a district pilot to implement a school-wide Response to Intervention Program) and Literacy and Inclusion Support Teacher (2013 – present: St. Martin de Porres School). Prior to moving to Red Deer Cheryl taught in a number of communities in the Ft. Vermilion School Division and also spent two years in Nunavut teaching Inuit ESL students.
Her educational background includes a B.Ed. from Memorial University (1991), an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the U of A (1996) and 10 Doctoral Courses in Language and Literacy from the University of Alberta (1997-98).
Cheryl has been a part of the Zone 4 Aspiring Leaders Program, has Level B Testing, LIPS Training, is a DIBELS Trainer and Mentor, Level 3 American Sign Language in addition to extensive training in Daily 5 & CAFE and Reading Recovery.
Cheryl’s husband, James, teaches at Ecole Lacombe Junior High School and their two children, Alex and Mary, also attend school in Lacombe.