student services 2Student Services provides support to students and their schools to assist with appropriate educational assessment, intervention, and programming.  The Student Services team consists of social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, educational psychologists, and speech language pathologists.

The vision and beliefs of Student Services supports this definition and demonstrates our commitment to assisting schools as they provide an environment within which all students can develop educationally and flourish personally and socially.  We are committed to maximizing the potential of students and empowering them to become valued, contributing participants in the classroom, school and community, and as citizens within our society.

“Inclusion is a way of thinking and acting that allows every individual to feel accepted, valued and safe.  An inclusive community consciously evolves to meet the changing needs of its members.  Through recognition and support, an inclusive community provides meaningful involvement and equal access to the benefits of citizenship.  In Manitoba, we embrace inclusion as a means of enhancing the well-being of every member of the community.  By working together, we strengthen our capacity to provide the foundation for a richer future for all of us.” (ME, 2006).

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Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
Rod Kehler

Occupational Therapists
Jaelyn Froese, Annie Guzman, Kellie Heintz, Kyla Hildebrandt, Raelene Sarmiento, Camilla Thorne-Tjomsland

Carrie Shynkaryk

Program Support Teachers
Lorie Lenchyshyn, Kathy Wiens

Reading Clinician
Allison Penner-Aitken

Divisional Literacy Support Teacher
Barb Galessiere

Divisional Numeracy Support Teacher
Laura Masterson – Visit Website

Mental Health Nurse
Kayla Williams

Allison Bate, Kristen Kebernik, Stephen Schluter, Sherri Smart

Social Workers
Chantal Catellier, Shauna Doerksen, Vicki Fehr, Heather Hildebrand, Laurie Kraynyk, Curtis Kulpa, Jessica Parisien, Lisa Savoie

Speech/Language Pathologists
Jamie Desjarlais, Nicole Dopheide, Stephanie Friesen, Elizabeth Grauer, Jaylyn Loewen, Stacey Marcoux, Anna Wilgosh

School Liaison Teachers
Stephen Fedus

Educational Assistants
Trish Broesky (Literacy), Val Fontaine (Literacy, Bev Funk (SLP/OT), Elaine Penner (Literacy), and Gillian Wiewel (Literacy)

Youth Support Worker
Troy Friesen

HSD Student Services
360 Fourth Street
Steinbach, Manitoba R5G 0V1
Phone 204-326-9829 Fax 204-326-6477

Administrative Assistant – Sally Usher
Secretary – Christie Trim
Office Assistant – Justine Charette
Custodian – Sharlon Bellares

HSD Student Services is comprised of a team of educational professionals committed to supporting students and schools in improving educational outcomes. Services are provided by social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, educational psychologists, and speech language pathologists.

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