About Foothills

Executive Directors' Message

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!  

Over the past 44 years, Foothills Academy has been on a journey of continuous evolution in order to best serve the needs of our School students and families; Community Services clients; and staff members.  This journey of growth has been bolstered by the energy, passion, diversity, knowledge, experiences, skills, and dedication from all those that have contributed to the success of Foothills.  

The support we have from all stakeholders is immense, and the collaboration within the entire community makes for all of Foothills’ success.  You all play such a pivotal role in impacting the lives of individuals with Learning Disabilities; whether as a parent, family member, professional, volunteer, board member, philanthropist, advocate, and the list goes on.  Thank you for making a difference.      

This year our focus at Foothills Academy is on Collective Wellness.  Our care and concern for each other goes a long way in maintaining the outstanding impact that Foothills Academy has on the community we serve. In order to maintain and grow this impact, it is important to focus on our own individual and our collective wellness.  

The health of Foothills Academy is flourishing, thanks to you.  So let's ensure that we also focus upon ensuring that your health and wellness flourishes as well.  This year, in addition to the typical advancements that we will make, we will also be honing in on the health and wellness of our community.  

Our collective success is not possible without our collective mental and physical well-being.

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy, Stay Well!


Simon & Karen 

Mr. Simon Williams & Dr. Karen MacMillan

Executive Co-Directors

Mr. Simon Williams, MSEd Dr. Karen MacMillan, R. Psych
Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta (LDAA), Board of Directors (Past President) Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC), Board of Directors
Alberta Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta (AISCA), Board of Directors (Past-President) Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC), Professional Advisory Committee
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC), Board of Directors Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary


LD & ADHD Network Logo

The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network is a collaborative initiative of a broad group of organizations, which is operated through Foothills Academy