Student Mentor Program 2021-2022
Our names are Mrs. Heather Swan and Mrs. Krystal Leece. We will be co-running the Student Mentor program at Farmington this year. Mrs. Swan will primarily be working with 6th grade students and Mrs. Leece will be working with the 5th grade students. However, we both are available to help students in need. We think it is wonderful that Farmington offers this opportunity to students. As we all know, there are many factors that can affect our children's day to day lives, which in turn could have a negative impact on their education. It is important for families and schools to work together to provide the best support for all children. We love that Farmington offers these groups to students so they can quickly learn they are not the only one going through the same kinds of things. The Student Mentors provide a variety of support including:
● Whole classroom intervention
● Small group and individual social emotional support
● Peer mediation
● Mental health/community referrals and more
Small group support covers a variety of topics:
● Anger management
● Stress/Anxiety management
● Handling changes
● Organization/School success and more
Look for Student Mentor permission slips to come home with your child during the first couple weeks of school. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns or would like to contact one of the Student Mentors please feel free to reach out by phone, email or schedule an appointment. Looking forward to a fantastic year ahead. Please let us know if we can support your child in any way.
Heather Swan, LMSW 6th Grade Student Mentor
Krystal Leece, 5th Grade Student Mentor
Heather Swan is the Farmington Student Mentor. She prides herself on being the very first Student Mentor hired in Garden City. She has held this position for over 10 years and has loved watching the program grow. She is so happy Garden City offers these opportunities for the students to help them strive and be the best students they can be! Heather Swan received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She went on to get her Masters Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. She is happily married with three wonderful children. Heather Swan enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on vacations, playing sports especially volleyball and spending time outdoors. Looking forward to another fantastic year in Garden City! Go Cougars!
Mrs. Leece is happy to be returning for her 2nd year at Farmington. She had been a sixth grade teacher at Farmington prior to starting as a mentor. Before that she taught 4th and 5th grade for ten years. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and University of Michigan. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 kids, her pets, and friends. She also enjoys shopping, gardening, reading and traveling.
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