Wolf Creek Public Schools (WCPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Loutitt as the new WCPS First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success Coordinator.
“Shannon has a very strong background and experience in serving the needs of students and educators,” said Jayson Lovell, WCPS superintendent.
“We are excited to welcome Shannon to our team at Wolf Creek in this crucially important role in our division, connecting with students, with elders and reaching out to our school communities. We are confident she will help us build on the tremendous work that has been done thus far.”
Loutitt comes to Wolf Creek from Edmonton Catholic Schools, where she most recently served as a Braided Journeys grad coach, as part of a team focused on First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Grades 7 to 12. The role involved advocacy, one-on-one mentoring, and a provision of academic and cultural supports.
Prior to that role, she served as a Walking Together program consultant with the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Loutitt was part of a team of Indigenous educators that worked to help Alberta’s 44,000 teachers build their foundational knowledge in First Nations, Métis and Inuit content in preparation for the new Teaching Quality Standard. This role provided an opportunity for Loutitt to work alongside Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
“As an otepemsew iskwew and passionate educator, I am thrilled to be joining the team at Wolf Creek Public Schools. I look forward to building positive relationships with students, families, communities, and staff,” said Loutitt.
Loutitt holds a B.Ed from the University of Alberta (U of A) and is currently working towards a M. Ed in Policy Studies – Indigenous Peoples Education at the U of A. Additionally, she has eight years of classroom teaching experience in public, Catholic and band-operated school authorities.
The position became available with Shelagh Hagemann’s transition into an assistant principal role at Ponoka Elementary School.
– Submitted by Wolf Creek Public Schools