Our Team
Wanda Dechant Image

Wanda is currently the Interim Executive Director (effective August 15, 2022). Prior to this, Wanda supported the education community in the areas of k-12 math and numeracy as a Designer of Professional Learning. Wanda also partnered with Donna Ross to support learning around Indigenous Education.

Three critical aspects of learning that Wanda embeds into her work include:

  • Increasing student (and teacher) self-confidence in math
  • Students engaging in visible learning and thinking with their peers
  • The weaving of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and adaptive reasoning
Mary Clark Image

Mary is the Executive Assistant for the Calgary Regional Consortium.  Primary areas of responsibility include: executive support, program coordination and office management.

Kim Tackaberry Image

Kim’s goal is to creatively co-design professional learning with Zone 5 school authorities, related to anything literacy and inclusive education.

This professional learning will:

  • Build in choice and voice to tap into educator’s learning preference as well as, a means of promoting engagement
  • Use research as the basis for educators to better understand high yield instructional practices and successfully implement them
Cheryl Babin Image

Cheryl’s supports will engage learning in your community for students, teachers, leaders and parents.  Collaboratively and creatively, we can:

  • Use thinking routines and concepts to engage learners and develop competencies
  • Activate learning experiences that move skills and knowledge to deeper understandings
  • Embed technology within learner centered pedagogy
Jodi Taylor Image

Jodi brings the belief to all the work she engages in that there is no one size fits all when it comes to learning.  Supporting literacy and inclusive education, Jodi strives to:

  • Inspire a love of literacy for all students
  • Embrace diversity in the learning profiles and personalities of the teachers she works with and the students they support
  • Make collaborations with educators practical and classroom focused by inviting conversations that make thinking visible, and strategies that allow entry points and opportunities for growth for every learner
Christina Somerville Image

Christina Somerville is the Registration Coordinator for the Calgary Regional Consortium. Areas of responsibility include: participant communication, marketing, and data management.

Shannon Whalen Image

Shannon is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Calgary Regional Consortium. Primary areas of responsibility include: marketing, communications, website management and event management.

Christele Barbini Image

Christele is the Financial Coordinator for the Calgary Regional Consortium. Primary areas of responsibility include: financial operations, reporting, and data management.