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Rachelle Best

Administration - Assistant Principal

Phone
(780) 623-4672
About Me

I started teaching in 1999, in the small village of Lytton in BC.  During my time in Lytton I taught kindergarten and Grade 2.  

After 4 years, I moved to the Yukon and started a program that brought FASD diagnostic services to families in the Yukon with my team from the Child Development Centre.  In five years, we had mobile diagnostic services servicing communities throughout Yukon for all ages including adults.  

For anyone who has had to use diagnostic services, having a team that comes to you provides a better picture of your child’s abilities rather than travelling by plane, staying in a hotel and going to a hospital. We provided child-friendly and family-friendly support that included support for after the diagnosis.

In 2007, my journey took me to Alberta where I worked in Calgary at a special needs school to start up a Junior High program for students with multiple disabilities.  In 2009, I joined the Northern Lights School division and had the pleasure of working at Caslan and Vera M. Welsh Schools.  At Caslan, I taught grade 5-6 split class and a kindergarten class.  At Vera M Welsh School, I have taught the On My Way program as well as Grade 3.  

I enjoy working with and supporting my students and their families at Vera M Welsh School!