Nelson Whynder Elementary


Do you have questions about supports available for your child? Are you wondering where to turn? HRCE’s Parent Navigators (PN) can guide you!

We know that navigating the many supports available to you and your family during the school years can be overwhelming. That’s why the PN position was created in 2018, as part of the additional inclusive education specialists allocated from the Commission on Inclusive Education. The role of the PN is to help parents and guardians of HRCE students find and access services available in education, justice, health, community services and more.

As part of HRCE’s Student Services Team, Stephen Somers and Missy Searl have built strong relationships with community agencies throughout the region and developed deep understandings of the tools and resources out there for families.

Missy and Stephen are available to help you find the support that you or your child may need to achieve success, inside and outside of school. They will meet you in a comfortable setting in your community to have a conversation about what your child may need. They will help guide and connect you with the most appropriate services and resources. They can attend school meetings with you. They will be your co-pilots.



Stephen Somers

902-464-2000 x4361


Missy Searl

902-464-2000 x4362