About Us

About the Centre For Literacy

An Overview

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the Centre for Literacy provides instruction and support to students and families affected by learning disorders/disabilities. We also support professionals who teach students with learning disorders/disabilities and related conditions. The Centre for Literacy offers remote support to students across Canada!

The Centre's major activity is supporting students to overcome difficulties in learning reading, writing and mathematics. The majority of students receive Tier 3 or one on one support from highly trained teachers. Support is organized around a student's learning challenges and strengths. Strategies or approaches used are evidence based or evidence informed; they have been assessed as effective through peer reviewed evaluation. The Centre also provides Tier 2 or small group support, primarily early intervention play based programs, for students in Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2.

The Centre completes reading and mathematics assessments for the purposes of informing intervention and for progress monitoring. The Centre also seeks to empower parents or caregivers through information sessions on a variety of topics. Teachers and other professionals benefit from a variety of Professional Development Programs. They are invited to attend sessions alongside our own teaching staff.

The Centre was established in 1991. It has a proud history of serving as Edmonton's premier agency to help students with learning disabilities/disorders overcome barriers to learning.

Meet Our Team:

Kathryn Burke BA (Hon), M.A.

Kathryn Burke BA (Hon), M.A.

Executive Director, Assessment Administrator

Shani Reiter, M.Ed (in progress)

Shani Reiter, M.Ed (in progress)

Manager, Professional Development and Recruitment

Heather Clark

Heather Clark

New Student Intake Coordinator, Mentor, Teacher

Theresa Doupe B.Ed

Theresa Doupe B.Ed

Development Manager, Mentor, Teacher

Marcia Langenberg M.Ed.

Marcia Langenberg M.Ed.

Professional Development, Mentor, Teacher

Lynne Nadema

Lynne Nadema

Mentor, Teacher

Yvonne Stern, M.Ed.

Yvonne Stern, M.Ed.

Professional Development, Mentor, Teacher

Our Teachers:

Sara Al Souqi
Mel Anthony
Bobbi Belsek
Kelsey Biggs (Math)
Eva Blaskovic
Megan Boonstra
Meagan Bouvette
Carly Brown
Kaylee Chan (Math)
Catherine Friesen
Poonum Gill
Kathleen Gloria
Dayna Hills (French)
Addie Hobbins
Deborah Johnston
Seth Krahn (Math and Science)
Oksana Kravets
Colin Lamoureux (French)
Megan Lovlin
Kyle Mair
Taryn Mayko
Cameron McKay
Jaimie Mclachlan
Brenna Miketon
Jordan Milligen
Deanna Naong
Shayna Neil
Kerri Nesbitt
Tara Nixon
Svitlana Oleshchenko
Christina Patalas
Kelsey Paton
Ileiren Poon (Writing and Reading Comprehension)
Chelsea Pinkard
Lori Purvis
Roxanne Rachinski
Kyle Reid (Math and Science)
Alisa Safari (Gorji)
Brenna Sommer
Alison Spencer
Aryanna Tan
Liane Spillios
Sharlene Venter