The Literacy Clinic Team
Proud Members Of:
Laura Caprini, B.Ed., Dip.Ed.
Founder of The Literacy Clinic, Laura Caprini graduated from McGill University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Education Degree specializing in Early Childhood Education. She began her career as a resource teacher at the Montreal Catholic School Commisson, working with children in Montreal’s inner-city Pointe St. Charles, and in the Côtes-des-Neiges area.
In 1995, she resigned her teaching post and re-located to British Columbia where she spent almost a decade working as a classroom teacher in disadvantaged areas of Vancouver and inner-city Abbotsford, B.C.
During this time, she attended Simon Fraser University and successfully completed a Graduate Diploma of Education in Middle Years Technology in the Classroom.
She and her family returned to the province of Québec in 2004, where she resumed her role as a resource teacher for the Lester B. Pearson School Board. Added to her credentials is a Certification in Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching Methodology recognized by the Canadian Dyslexia Center in Ottawa.
Privileged to have been working with children with a variance of special needs throughout her teaching career, Laura’s ultimate goal is for all her students to reach their full potential as confident, proficient readers!
Brittany Tremblay, B.A. Specialization: Early
Childhood/Elementary Education, M.A. Child Studies
Brittany Tremblay graduated from Concordia University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree specialization in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, with a minor in Psychology. She received the 'Education Book Prize' for most outstanding student in the Department of Education upon graduation, and holds a Masters Degree in Child Studies from Concordia University. Her area of study is literacy, specifically, early print exposure and its impact upon the reading development of young children. She has worked closely with children for many years as a daycare educator, swimming instructor/day camp counselor, and volunteered for the Club des Petits Déjeuners du Québec, preparing and serving breakfast to elementary school students. Brittany and currently works as a substitute teacher with the Lester B. Pearson School Board. Brittany's roles as a senior instructor and office management coordinator at The Literacy Clinic make her a valuable asset to the team.
Heather Baillie, B.A. Specialization: Sociology, B.Ed. Elementary
Heather graduated from Bishop’s University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts specialization in Sociology, and a minor in Psychology. At this time, she worked as a substitute teacher with the Eastern Townships School Board, while travelling and training with the National Women’s Rugby Team. After attending the Rugby World Cup in Spain in 2002, she received a Bachelor of Education at the University of Victoria, B.C. in 2004. Over the years, she has enjoyed teaching with the Lester B. Pearson School Board, the Upper Canada District School Board in Ontario, and the Chignecto-Regional School Board in Nova Scotia. In addition, she has volunteered as a rugby and soccer coach, and with breakfast, reading and library programs at various schools. She moved to Hudson with her family in 2016, and was thrilled to join the Hudson Literacy Team in 2019.
Amanda Drury, B.A. Specialization: Psychology, M.A. student Child Studies
Amanda graduated from Concordia University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology specializing in developmental and early childhood psychology. She is currently in the process of completing her Master's degree in Child Studies at Concordia University, and hopes to graduate in Spring of 2021. Her area of study is early literacy intervention and special needs. Amanda worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor for over eight years, and volunteered for Batshaw Youth and Family Centers working with underprivileged children. She is hard-working, dedicated, and passionate about helping her students at The Literacy Clinic reach their full potential.
Rebecca Chisholm, M.S.T. Childhood Education
Lindsey Gulycz, B.A. Specialization: EarlyChildhood/Elementary Education
Lindsey Gulycz graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She received her DEC in Special Care Counselling from Vanier College, and worked for several years with children diagnosed on the autism spectrum at Giant Steps School in Montreal. She has provided tutoring services for various subjects at the elementary and junior high school levels, and designed and implemented home programs to meet the academic, social/emotional, and functional needs of her students. Lindsey also has several years of experience as a community youth coordinator and camp counselor, which she uses to bring a playful and exploratory approach to teaching and learning. She is currently employed with the Lester B. Pearson School Board as a classroom teacher. Lindsey’s experience with students with special needs has given her the ability to seek out and highlight strengths in all her students, helping them become confident learners.
Tina Cutrone, B.A. Specialization: Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Tina Cutrone is a graduate of Concordia University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree specializing in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has worked for the English Montreal School Board, Montessori schools, and is currently teaching within the Lester B. Pearson School Board. Tina uses her broad repertoire of teaching experience to help students at The Literacy Clinic meet their individual learning goals, and is committed to their success!