Kim McConnell Appointed as New Early Learning and Assessment Coordinator

Kim McConnell Appointed as New Early Learning and Assessment Coordinator
Posted on 06/22/2023
This is the image for the news article titled Kim McConnell Appointed as New Early Learning and Assessment CoordinatorHigh Prairie School Division is thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Kim McConnell, who will be joining our team as the Early Learning and Assessment Coordinator. Kim's impressive background and expertise in the field make her a valuable addition to our division.

For the past 5 years, Kim has served as the Director of Inclusive Learning in Grande Yellowhead School Division, where she played a pivotal role in fostering inclusive environments and building partnerships with external organizations. Her collaborative approach led to successful partnerships with entities such as AHS, FSCD, the FASD Network, and Children's Services, enhancing support services for students and families.

Kim's experience extends beyond inclusive learning. She has a comprehensive understanding of legislative requirements and has effectively coordinated Programming for Unique Needs (PUF) programs, ensuring that students and staff receive the necessary support within inclusive settings. She has also worked closely with multidisciplinary teams, including occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and other specialists, to ensure that students have access to appropriate programming and support.

Furthermore, Kim possesses a strong assessment background and has provided coaching and guidance to school staff in literacy and numeracy assessments, both for learning and of learning. Her expertise extends to inclusive education and curriculum change, reflecting her commitment to facilitating educational growth and improvement.

With the majority of Kim's experience focused on northern communities, she understands the unique needs and challenges faced by students and staff in our rural context. Her advocacy and dedication to addressing these needs align perfectly with High Prairie School Division's mission to provide exceptional education for all students.

Kim, we are delighted to have you on board, and we look forward to working with you to further enhance early learning and assessment initiatives within our division. Your expertise, collaborative spirit, and commitment to student success will undoubtedly make a positive impact. Once again, welcome to High Prairie School Division!
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