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Introducing our Full-time Regional Advisors:

Dorte Weber

Region 1 – North

Dorte Weber is the team lead for the Rural Routes project and also the advisor for Regions 1 and 2. Dorte has taught ESL for over ten years and managed ESL programs for another 13 years. She holds an M.Ed. TESL degree from University of Alberta. 
Dorte's interests include assessment, grammar and vocabulary as well as intercultural communication and bilingualism. (780) 644-6758 or (890) 720-4152.

Jacky Rivas

Region 3 – Central

Jacqueline Suchite Rivas (Jacky Rivas) began her career working in Adult Education roles, later serving as the Executive Director for the Community Adult Learning and Literacy Council in Grande Prairie, AB. She has had various experiences working with English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Language Learning (ELL) adult learners and has a deep compassion and understanding for the challenges and daily struggles that learners face. Jacqueline provided training, support, and mentorship to ESL programs in Northern Alberta. After relocating to Southern Alberta, Jacqueline returns to her role with Rural Routes, where she continues to support ESL programs.

 Jacqueline believes that community supports and services assist newcomers in integrating into their new community. She is passionate about providing these ESL community programs professional development services. Family literacy, ESL/ELL and adult education continue to be a huge part of her life.

or 780.644.6428

Alana Johnson

Region 4 – South

Alana Johnson was born, raised and currently resides in Southern Alberta.  She has her Master’s Degree in Theology from St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon and worked 20 years for the United Church of Canada as ordained clergy.  For the past nine years Alana has worked as an ESL literacy instructor for the Taber and District Community Adult Learning Association in their Families Learning Together Program.  She is also trained as an essential skills specialist, and has worked with many businesses and organizations in this field for the past 4 years.  Alana is motivated and excited to share her experience and knowledge within NorQuest College’s Rural Routes program. or 780-644.6301