Black Diamond / Turner Valley
Red Deer Lake
Learning Services - Director of Early Learning
As Director of Early Learning for Foothills School Division, Cathy Bonnaventure is responsible for guiding the work of staff in the areas of early intervention, early literacy and numeracy, and our junior kindergarten programming. Her role involves supporting staff to understand and implement the curricula and quality assessment, and intervention when students need assistance, prior to and during the first few years of school.
Cathy started her educational career in 1981 teaching grade two at Percy Pegler School in Okotoks. She earned a Masters of Science at the University of Calgary in 1986 and is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. She has served in a number of division-based leadership roles in Foothills School Division over the past 25 years including Learning Coordinator (Special Education), Psychologist and Learning Specialist (Curriculum and Instruction). Cathy assumed her current role in September 2007