Meet Our Specialists – 10

MFNERC employs five teams of specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation Schools, Education Boards and communities, and we’d like you to meet some of them! Each team is made up of a literacy, science, numeracy, special education, language & culture, assessment, and school planning specialist. They travel to different regions of the province, determining needs, developing plans and bringing the process of capacity building directly to the schools. We also have a wide variety of other specialists in areas such as technology, research & development, early childhood education and speech & language who travel to all our schools during the year. As well, throughout the school year, and driven by the plans that the schools themselves have developed, these specialists host workshops and forums, and help create resources for the educators and administrators.

Barb Dollmont

IMG_7147You have probably seen Barb at one of our annual conferences promoting our educative Instructional Resource Centre (IRC). She is a library technician who runs the Thompson IRC, which provides books, periodicals, videos and other resources to the northern region of the province. She also puts her engaging personality to good use at our holiday open house (as seen in this photo) welcoming all visitors and friends to the event.
204.594.1290 ext. 4004

Loretta Sinclair

IMG_7094Loretta works in our very busy Special Education department, and is part of a team that works in and around Peguis, MB. She is a speech language pathologist, and is dedicated to helping First Nations students with speech, language and communication disorders. We are also very thankful that she enjoys being involved and lending a hand at our social events, as seen in this photo where she assists in welcoming guests to our annual holiday open house.

Georgina Moody

IMG_6842Dedicated to making math accessible to all learners, Georgina is one of our active numeracy specialists at MFNERC. She works out of our Thompson office, with schools in the northern area of the province. She is also one of the many friendly faces you may have seen at our most recent Circle of Knowledge and Practices Conference, as shown in this photo where she helps out at a workshop on using the tipi as an inquiry-based project to explore math concepts.
204.594.1290 ext. 4012

Susy Komishin

IMG_6799Devoted to improving children’s literacy skills, Susy is an highly experienced early childhood literacy specialist who works with schools in the southern region of the province such as Long Plain, Brokenhead and Sagkeeng. Here we see her giving a workshop at the Circle of Knowledge and Practices Conference on the importance of routine for young children, and information for teachers on motivating children throughout the day.
204.594.1290 ext. 2131

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