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Staff

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

Executive Director (maternity leave coverage)

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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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.

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Brittani Ali

Program Coordinator

Brittani joined the LDANR office staff in September 2017 with a wealth of experience with LDANR’s programs. Brittani is responsible for coordinating Reading Rocks, BEST, and SLAM programs.

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Lauren Calvert

Project Coordinator (maternity leave coverage)

Lauren joined the LDANR office in July 2017 to cover the remainder of Chantelle’s maternity leave. Lauren 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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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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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.

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

ldaniagara@cogeco.net
Phone: 905-641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336
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