Claire Vincent



Hi my name is Claire Vincent and I am a French Immersion teacher, I also work as the family school liaison worker. I was born and raised in a small town by the name Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, in a French family. I graduated from the Laval University in Quebec City, with a B.A. in elementary teaching. After I graduated, I decided to expand my experiences to the western side of Canada. I was supposed to stay for a year and ended up living here, for the past twenty years. I am now married to Jim Forbes, a well known farmer with whom we have a daughter named Katrina, who currently attends R.F. Staples. It has already been thirteen years now, that I started teaching at Westlock Elementary School, in the French Immersion programme. Last year, I completed a Children’s Mental Health Certificate, from the Mount Royal University. This has helped open a new chapter in my life, with many new challenges. This year, I will be teaching part time as support for French Immersion teachers between Kindergarten to grade four. The other part time, I will spend working as the Family School Liaison worker, with FCSS. The main role that FSLW plays is to liaise and collaborate with parents, schools and any agency that may be involved in affecting changes. Assess referrals to determine the nature of the problem and possible course action. Family and Community Support delivers preventative programs that support families and provides services to strengthen our community as a whole. I will be available every morning for FCSS at Westlock Elementary School, as for the afternoons, I will be teaching. One thing that I should mention is that I really like to travel with my family and friends. My friends would tell you that it never takes me very long to pack my suitcase if we are to fly to a hot destination. I am always ready to fly.