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Who We Are

Professionals in the Field of Learning Differences

Our Staff

Administrative Support

Alison Brindle, MA, FCMA (UK) (she/her)

Alison Brindle, MA, FCMA (UK) (she/her)

Executive Director

Jordan Handley-Passalacqua (She/Her)

Jordan Handley-Passalacqua (She/Her)

Social Engagement Coordinator.

Program Staff

Instructional Remediation

Samantha Sweet (she/her) - Hon. B.Sc., Hon. B.Ed., OCT #666228

Samantha Sweet (she/her) - Hon. B.Sc., Hon. B.Ed., OCT #666228

Spec. Ed Specialist

Jessica Schiff

Jessica Schiff

Next Steps Facilitator

Julie Yocom Armstrong (she/her) - Honours BA, B.Ed, OCT# 200817

Julie Yocom Armstrong (she/her) - Honours BA, B.Ed, OCT# 200817

Special Education Specialist

Carlie Lukasik (she/her) - BA, MSc (c)

Carlie Lukasik (she/her) - BA, MSc (c)

Research Coordinator

Olivia Fong (she/her)

Olivia Fong (she/her)

Social Skills Program Facilitator

Brittini Ogden (she/her) - B.Sc., B.Ed, OCT #671069

Brittini Ogden (she/her) - B.Sc., B.Ed, OCT #671069

Math

Steve Staois (OCT)

Steve Staois (OCT)

Executive Functioning Program Facilitator

Orton-Gillingham Educators

Debbie Levy Stock- BA, BEd, RECE, OCT,C/O-G (she/her)

Debbie Levy Stock- BA, BEd, RECE, OCT,C/O-G (she/her)

Certified Orton-Gillingham Tutor

Fran O’Donnell (they/them)

Fran O’Donnell (they/them)

Associate Orton-Gillingham Tutor

Melissa Williamson

Melissa Williamson

Associate Orton-Gillingham Tutor

Afshan Parvaiz, BA, Certified OG (she/her)

Afshan Parvaiz, BA, Certified OG (she/her)

Certified Orton-Gillingham Tutor

Melissa Papaioannou

Melissa Papaioannou

Associate Orton-Gillingham Tutor

Derek Walker

Derek Walker

Associate Orton-Gillingham Tutor

Black Youth Diverse Learners Project

Colleen Ford

Colleen Ford

Research Coordinator

Tamera Ekpoh

Tamera Ekpoh

Research Coordinator

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We are a registered charitable organization that does not receive any government funding to support our initiatives. Your gift will help us to ensure we can continue providing our programs and services to support those who are impacted by Learning Disabilities in Halton and Hamilton.

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