Staff Bio – Donna Ward

April 2nd, 2022

Hello! I am Donna Ward and I have worked as the Success Coach at PNCS since 2015.  My passion is working with children and youth.  Before coming to PNCS I worked as a Domestic Violence Counselor for 4 years, which inspired me to become  a Mental Health Counselor.  Family is very important to me and being a gramma to three adorable grandchildren is the best!  I also enjoy watching hockey and lacrosse, and working out.

Dexter , my canine partner at PNCS, also wanted to share a few words about himself.  Here’s what he has to say:

Hi everyone!  My name is Dexter and I am a Registered Service Dog (I even have my own license and registration number with the Canadian Service Dog Association).  I get to come along with my mom, Donna Ward (the school Success Coach) and hang out in her office.  I am a hypoallergenic dog, so that means that I don’t cause trouble with anyone with allergies. My official title at school is an Emotional Therapy Dog.  Sometimes the kids that come to visit Donna at school seem a little upset, like they’ve been having a bad day. That’s when my job kicks in!  I let the kids pet and snuggle with me a bit (and scratch me behind the ears — I love that part of my job) and that usually cheers them right up!   I love the days when I get to come to school and I love being able to help the kids smile.