Cheryl Wowk’s 44 year career as a teacher and school counsellor has afforded her the opportunity to live her life on purpose by sharing her passion for youth development at all levels: Elementary, Middle/Junior High and Secondary. She has a Bachelors of Education General and attended the University of Regina in Saskatchewan and Universite Laval in Quebec City. She has been an educator in Regina, Lethbridge and Red Deer and feels privileged and blessed to have worked with so many incredibly unique and special young miracles during her lifetime.
Specialized focus - working with high risk youth
Extensive background working with addictions and youth justice issues
Co-created a Middle School Alternative school program for students with severe emotional/behavioural disorders
Provincial Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient for educational innovations 2003
Piloted - Peer Support Program for Red Deer Public School District
Implemented - “Changes” program in Red Deer promoting safe choices for teens with regard to substance abuse (Student led initiative involving all secondary schools in Red Deer)
Created the initial Counselling Program for alternative students in Red Deer Public School District
First Red Deer Public representative on the High Risk Youth Coalition interagency board in Red Deer
Speciality focus - Group Guidance
Senior Coach at Choices Seminars (Calgary) Personal Development Adult and Youth Programs - (Group Facilitator)
Creator of “E. Q. Evolution” - a curriculum designed to help students grow their Emotional Intelligence through self regulation and self control while making positive life choices
Designated “At-Risk” Counsellor at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School targeting students with severe emotional and behavioural disorders
Created the Grief Protocol for Red Deer Public School District
Trained in Level I and II Threat Assessment
Trained in Suicide Assessment
Created and facilitated the “Imagine Action” team at Glendale Sciences and Technology School 2017-18. This is a student led school club, based on John Lennon’s song, “Imagine”, whereby students examine their school and community cultures through the lenses of “Imagine what if things could be better???” then create and implement action plans accordingly
Co-ordinator of the Peacebuilders Youth Leadership Action Initiative in 2018-2019 in conjunction with Burman University and the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Justice in Edmonton
Author of Children’s Book: SUPER MIRACULOUS ME!
Passionate about empowering youth to soar!