Summer 2015 Newsletter Page 8

Assistant Education Officer’s Message

It is a pleasure to become a part of the LDANB team! I have just recently graduated from St. Thomas University with a degree focusing in English, Sociology, and Criminology. I came to the LDANB with the hope to help people achieve goals and I am doing just that!

A few things about me: I am an avid book reader and love to write, it’s one of my greatest hobbies. I also love photography, and when I’m not at work, can be caught out taking nature photos or dabbling in portrait photography as well. Traveling is a passion, and I would love to visit where my family is originally from, Italy. I love animals, and whenever possible I walk dogs at the Oromocto SPCA and play with their many cats. I also love helping people, and that is what drew my attention to the Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick.

In my first week at the LDANB I had the opportunity to attend the Annual General Meeting and met all of our wonderful board members, both existing and new. It was a wonderful experience, especially in my first week at the association.

Over the duration of my time here I am hoping to do what I can to help improve the lives of those who suffer from learning disabilities, as well as learn as much as I can about what the association does. Becoming familiar with the Screening for Success tool as well as the Barton Reading and Spelling program is most definitely widening my views on the methods for teaching others and helping them. I hope, as time moves forward, to work with these more and assist all that I can with these programs.

I cannot wait to see what the future at LDANB holds for me!
Ashley Linden

Assistant to the Education Officer


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