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Samantha Sendzik, B.Ed., M.A.

Executive Director (Maternity Leave)

Samantha joined the LDANR office staff in August 2015 covering Chantelle’s maternity leave and is now currently covering Ashley Short’s maternity leave. Sam has been involved with LDANR for a number of years in roles such as program volunteer, facilitator, summer student, and research assistant. Following teacher’s college, Sam studied learning disabilities as a graduate student at Brock University.

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Sarah Farrell, B.Ed., M.A.

Program Coordinator

Sarah joined the LDANR in 2011 with a wealth of knowledge in learning disabilities, children and youth, and has her Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities as well as her BA and BEd. Sarah is responsible for coordinating Reading Rocks, BEST, and SLAM programs.

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Chantelle Kurzawa, B.A.

Project Coordinator (currently on maternity leave)

Chantelle joined the LDANR in 2011 as Project Coordinator with a background in children, youth and learning disabilities, and has her BA in Child and Youth Studies studying Learning Disabilities in her third and fourth year of the program. Chantelle is responsible for coordinating the Reading Rocks Junior and Let’s R.E.A.D. programs.

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Ashley Short, B.Ed., M.A.

Executive Director (currently on maternity leave)

Ashley joined LDANR in 2010 as Executive Director. As a certified teacher, Ashley supply taught with the District School Board of Niagara while completing her Masters Degree in Child and Youth Studies. During her MA, Ashley studied learning disabilities, specifically looking at Closing the Summer Learning Gap for Vulnerable Junior Kindergarten Students. In 2012, Ashley was a recipient of Niagara’s 40 Under Forty and in 2013, Ashley graduated from the Leadership Niagara program.

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Steph McCorriston

Math Coordinator

Steph joined the LDANR office staff in April 2016 covering Chantelle’s maternity leave. Steph has been involved with LDANR for a number of years in roles such as program volunteer, instructor, summer student, and research assistant. Steph is now responsible for co-ordinating our new math program, S.M.A.R.T.

Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services, and advance the full participation in society of children, youth and adults with learning differences.

Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
366 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 3N2

Phone: 905-641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336