My name is Daniel Preteau and I am the proud father of three biological children and three adopted Congolese children. I have been married to my wife for 24 amazing years. I am proud of my French Metis roots and I truly enjoy all sports and all activities outdoors.
Professionally, I have taught at early, middle and senior years. I have been a guidance counsellor, resource teacher, principal of a K-12 rural school, urban high school and a K-8 urban school. I am presently the Director of Student Services at the Division Scolaire Franco Manitobaine. I have a bachelor of Education from Université St-Boniface, ACCP certificate in counselling from the University of Manitoba, Post-baccalaureate in Inclusive Education from the University of Manitoba and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.
Joyce Douglas is currently the Principal of St.Amant School, a position she has held for 6 years in a school she has worked in for over 20 years. St.Amant School meets the needs of students who live with developmental disabilities. Joyce believes in the power of inclusion; which to her means that everyone has a place to learn where they feel welcome and valued. Her proudest work is that she developed a program to meet the needs of students whose challenging behaviour was making it hard to participate in their domains. Through this program she has been able to help schools support these same students as illustrated by the special collaboration that has occurred with the Scolaire Franco Manitobaine School Division and St.Amant School. She has participated in many conferences including being the Co-Chair of her favourite conference: Canadian Conference on Developmental Disabilities and Autism.
Outside of work, Joyce has a life filled with family, friends, and fun. She loves to travel and explore the world. She can be found lying in the sun and reading as often as possible. Often with a dog by her side!
Session: Barriers to Inclusion: Overcoming Barriers One Case at a Time
In the 2018-2019 school year, an agreement was reached between Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine and St.Amant School to support a student in a new and innovative manner. Daniel Preteau and Joyce Douglas, looked at the barriers to the student’s meaningful school experience in his home school. With a strong focus on both family centered care, a shared belief in meaningful inclusion and a willingness to be creative a plan was put in place. The result of this collaboration was that a student did not have to leave his home school. Through this case study Daniel and Joyce will identify what barriers existed, what was done to overcome them and the result of this partnership.