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Student Mentor Program 2021-2022


Our names are Mrs. Heather Swan and Mrs. Peggy Ewick. We will be co-running the Student Mentor program at Farmington this year. Mrs. Swan will primarily be working with 5th grade students and Mrs. Ewick will be working with the 6th 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
Self-esteem
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.

Respectfully,

Heather Swan, LMSW 5th Grade Student Mentor
swanh@gardencityschools.com

Peggy Ewick, MS, LPC 6th Grade Student Mentor
ewickm@gardencityschools.com


HeatherSwan

 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!


Peggy Ewick

Peggy Ewick is one of the Student Mentors at the Farmington 5-6 Campus.  She received a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education: Hearing Impaired at Ball State University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Indiana University.  Prior to being a Student Mentor at Garden City, she had been a teacher and high school counselor in Rochester, Indiana and Clawson, Michigan.  She has a wonderful husband, three grown children and three grandchildren.  She enjoys being a mentor, being with her family, dogs (especially pugs!), reading, camping, hiking, nature and being outdoors.  She is looking forward to another outstanding year at Farmington 5-6 Campus!!!