The Family School Wellness (FSW) program within Chinook's Edge School Division exists to support students and their families socially and emotionally in order to help children be successful at school. We are very proud to have Lana Kennedy as our FSW worker. Here's a little more about Lana.
"I have been working as a Family School Wellness Worker in the Chinook’s Edge School Division since January 2004. Thirteen years has flown by! I have a Bachelor of Education degree with a major in Social Studies and a minor in Family Studies. I moved south from northern Alberta in August of 2002 so that my fiancée and I could get married. At the time we met he was serving as an RCMP officer in Innisfail and area and I was living in Grimshaw working for the government. We were lucky and met at a music festival through friends and it was obvious right from the start that we would end up together. My husband and I have four wonderful kids and three grandchildren. I’ve been very blessed to have good relationships with all my kids. I am a voracious reader and I love photography. My newest and greatest passion is Baseball! I love Major League Baseball…never thought I’d say that…but it’s true! My 5-10 year goal is to cheer for the Blue Jays in every major league stadium. I’ve managed 4/30 so far and hope to add one more this year!
In my previous roles I worked as an Early Intervention Manager for Children’s Services, Addictions Counsellor and a Teacher. No matter where I may have strayed, my first love is always working with kids and there is no environment quite like a school. It keeps you young!
If you are interested in accessing Family School Wellness or wish to learn more about the program, feel free to send me an email or contact me at the school."