Meet Our Founder, Diane
Founder & Director of The Reading School, Diane, has been infatuated with how written language works for over 50 years.
As the child of a Canadian soldier living in Belgium, Diane read & wrote in French before she ever developed those skills in English. When she finally did learn to read English, she spent more time than an 8-year-old probably should trying to figure out why “once” isn’t spelled with a “w”.
Is it any wonder she became an English & French teacher with a focus on reading development and disability! Diane is committed not just to making reading easier for children, but to making teaching reading easier for professionals. Teacher Training and Research-Based Reading Instruction was the subject of her Master’s Thesis.
At The Reading School, Diane works to improve the quality of early reading instruction and remediation hand-in-hand with schools, independent teachers, homeschooling families, and parents.
Diane lives in Toronto with her husband. She is the proud mama of two remarkable women, and five wonderful stepchildren. She is thrilled to be called Gramma / G’Ma by five amazing young souls.
Book a friendly consultation with Diane to discuss your child’s reading & how The Reading School can help.
From Diane’s Blog
Many kids with ADHD also experience a learning disability, most commonly dyslexia. Understand the differences between ADHD and dyslexia, and how they might affect your child’s learning.
Should your newly minted grade schooler be reading when they enter first grade? Understand the skills they need to thrive in grade one and warning signs that reading support might be needed.