Kim Lockhart is a French Immersion, elementary Student Support Teacher (SST) with the Limestone District School Board in Kingston, Ontario. She graduated from Trent-Queen's Concurrent Education Program in 2000, with a double major in French and Biology. In 2015, Kim earned her Master of Education degree from Queen's University. She focused her research on evidence-based instructional practices that support students with reading difficulties in French Immersion Programs and developed a resource for parents: "Supporting and Inspiring Your Child with Reading Difficulties in the French Immersion Program".
In 2020, Kim received her Associate level, Orton-Gillingham certificate, and most recently, worked with the International Dyslexia Association, Ontario Branch (ONBIA) to facilitate workshops for educators and parents of dyslexic children across Ontario. Kim volunteers her time with the Learning Disability Association of Kingston (LDAK) and is a strong advocate for parents of students with reading disabilities. Kim has her Special Education Specialist, FSL AQ qualifications, and is registered with the Ontario College of Teachers.
Natalie George is a french immersion educator with the Limestone District School Board. Natalie graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor in Child and Youth Studies in 2004 and a Bachelor of Education in 2005. Natalie received her Orton Gillingham associate training in 2018 from Fundamental Learning in Toronto, Ontario and is currently enrolled in a Multisensory Math Training with The Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Centre in Rockville, MD.
Natalie is a consultant with Dyslexia Canada where she works to advocate for children and families with dyslexia across Canada. Currently, Natalie is providing services to support a peer to peer program for parents of children with dyslexia.
Natalie has received her FSL Specialist and Special Education additional qualifications with Queen's University and is registered with the Ontario College of Teachers.
Natalie volunteers her time as a board member with Youth Divsersion - a local non-profit supporting at risk youth. She also has volunteered with the International Dyslexia Association and is collaborating with the Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Learning Disabilities Assocation of Kingston to offer support for parents of children struggling with reading.