Pennylynn Heffner

Counsellors - Individual Student Counselor

About Me

I am thrilled to be part of the Cold Lake High School team as the Student Advocacy Counselor.  This is a safe and confidential service that offers individual students proactive skill sets focal in the areas of resiliency, coping, understanding anxiety, positive life choices, reducing stress as well as navigation other life circumstances that impacts student wellness. S.A.C support services will offer continuous learning that is congruent with current principles of best practice, growth of learner attributes and skill set outcomes.  Fundamentally, students are empowered to feel connected with a sense of belonging as well as an opportunity to develop skills sets that provide a direct enhancement of self esteem, self advocacy, wellness and mindfulness that will follow them through life experience as they continue on as adults. 

I was raised primarily as a non-resident Canadian having spent many of my awareness years overseas. Having moved many times I was gifted to see the world but more over be resilient and risk to overcome any obstacles that were barriers. Thus, feel passionate to support our young adults at CLHS to celebrate opportunities in our school and community and be resilient to any obstacles that discourage a student to risk and grow. It has been said it takers a whole village and I am very humbled to be part of that village for the students at CLHS.