All students are provided with the supports and opportunities they need to become participating students and members of their school communities. Collaboration among home, school and
community is imperative. Core values and beliefs include:

  • All students can learn, in different ways and at different rates.
  • All students have individual abilities and needs.
  • All students want to feel they belong and are valued.
  • All students have the right to benefit from their education.

Student Services are the staff and services provided by school divisions, community partners and agencies, Manitoba Education and Training and the partner departments to meet the needs of students who have exceptional learning, social/emotional, behavioural, sensory, physical, cognitive/intellectual, communication, academic or special health-care needs. Everyone has a role to play in the provision of appropriate educational programming.

Student Services in Turtle Mountain School Division are coordinated by the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. These services are provided to students who require a wide range of support beyond the regular classroom program.

TMSD Student Services resources  - please click on Manual or Forms buttons for more information.

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Student Services Team

Name Position Phone Number 
Lisa Blixhavn  Assistant Superintendent of Student Services  (204) 523-7531
Corrie Wiesner  Speech Language Pathologist  (204) 523-7531
Kate Forbes  Speech Language Pathologist  (204) 523-7531
Terri Wallace  Physiotherapist  (204) 851-5607
 Sarah Hibbert  Occupational Therapist  (204) 851-0429
Val Kachur  Literacy Teacher Leader  (204) 523-7531
Erin Sawatsky  Division Social Worker  (204) 523-7531
 Lisa Bird  School Psychologist  (204) 523-7531
Jaclyn Cullen  Resource Teacher - Boissevain School Early/Middle Years  (204) 534-2494
Terryl Stone  Resource Teacher - Boissevain School Senior Years  (204) 534-2494
Paula Opperman  Resource Teacher - Killarney School - Early/Middle Years  (204) 523-4696
Charlene Leslie  Resource Teacher - Killarney School - Senior Years  (204) 523-4696
Landon White  Resource Teacher - Minto School  (204) 776-2041
David Riley  Guidance Counsellor - Killarney School  (204) 523-4696
Holly Laing  Guidance Counsellor - Boissevain School  (204) 534-2494

For more information:

Student Services Manual

Student Services Forms