Joanne Heckbert brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role of reading consultant. She is a reading specialist who has taught in the regular classroom to highly specialized environments. She regularly consults to school boards, providing expert support on assessment and programming for students who struggle with reading and writing. She is an expert consultant to the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta's Right To Read Program, and is a member of the team who created the Reading Readiness Screening Tool.
Sylvia Hannah is a "retired" teacher/reading specialist. With an MEd, she has spent forty years thinking about, and learning, how to make reading, spelling, and writing easier for her students. Sylvia taught in classrooms, small groups, and one-on-one, and was also a Language Arts consultant in a large urbank school district. She established two private educational clinics in Canada, that work intensively with students, of all ages, who experience academic challenges. Sylvia will never really retire as her passion for helping students isn't diminishing!