School District No. 58’s Student Support Services facilitates student development, wellness and learning by promoting an environment that allows students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes for life long learning and fulfillment.  Schools, parents and community work collaboratively to ensure that every student is given the opportunity to fully participate in a broad, individually challenging educational program in a supportive and caring school environment.

Contacts

District Principal of Student Support (Board Office)

Jane Kempston

Counsellors

Lynn Dixon
Merritt (Grades K – 3)
Tammi Froese
Merritt (Grades 4 – 7)
Ken Ellis
Merritt (Grades 8 – 12)
Marcia Cooper
Princeton (Grades K – 12)
Misty Sheldon
Adolescent Counsellor (Grades 8 – 12)

Merritt Schools

École Élémentaire Collettville
Lara Sigurdsson
Diamond Vale Elementary
Kate Kyrstein
Diamond Vale Elementary
Kelly Tjorham
Merritt Bench Elementary School
Gagan Sekhon
Merritt Central Elementary School
Erica Martindale
Merritt Central Elementary School
Kristen Flinn
Merritt Secondary School
Valerie Grimshire
Merritt Secondary School
Nick Kzanoski
Merritt Secondary School
Alessandro Succi
Merritt Secondary School & Kengard Learning Centre (KLC)
Natasha Omori
Nicola Canford Elementary
Alana Westerhof
Kengard Learning Centre (KLC)
Alex Mendes
South Central Interior Distance Education School (SCIDES)
Kathleen Gunn

Princeton Schools

John Allison Elementary School
Nadine Thibert
Princeton Secondary School
Kelsey Batts
Vermilion Forks Elementary
Katie Kirkley
The Bridge (P.S.S.)
Princeton Alternate School
Andy Jonas

Online Resources

POPBC – BC Provincial Outreach Programs

BC Representative for Children and Youth

Friends for Life Parent Program

The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health

SOGI 123

SOGI 1 2 3 is a resource hub, connecting you to information and resources for enabling LGBTQ-inclusive education at your school.

Social Emotional Learning Team (SELT)

The SELT team consists of Counsellors in Merritt and Princeton and the Health Promoting Schools Coordinator. The team is available to support all students in School District #58.  Click here to learn more!

SD 58’s Student Support Services facilitates student development, wellness and learning by promoting an environment that allows students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes for life long learning and fulfillment.