Child Development Advisor


My name is Shannon Lyman, and I am the Child Development Advisor (CDA) at C.W. Perry School.

As the CDA, my role is to support student’s social and emotional well -being.  I offer individual or group sessions with identified students, which could include practical in-class reinforcement of skills.   I act as a liaison between school staff, parents as well as outside agencies.  I provide families with support and implementation of programming for all youth with respect to developing a positive school climate.

A large part of my position is working with students on an individual basis, providing guidance and support with issues including:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Loss and Grief
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Family support/referrals
  • Resiliency/character building
  • Healthy relationships
  • Social Skills
  • Anger management
  • Proactive interventions for kids at risk

I work collaboratively with program specialist, psychologists, as well as a number of outside agencies such as but not limited to; Child and family services, Airdrie Addiction and Mental Health, Community Links as well as our School Resource officer.

Referral Process and Accessing the CDA

Students can be referred in 4 ways:

  • Parent/guardian
  • Self-referral
  • Administration/CDA
  • Teacher

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or alternately at 587-775-3523.

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.