Meet our Leaders!

We are so proud to brag about the excellent teaching staff we have at Halifax Learning.  As a team, we possess thousands of hours of education, teaching and coaching experience.  Our staff are athletes, coaches, volunteers, published authors, entrepreneurs, parents and so much more!  As a collaborative team, we can offer the very best to every student that comes to us with unmet learning differences.  We are committed to leading our student's on the path to skilled, confident, learning and bearing witness to the joy that brings. 

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Jo-Ann completed her SpellRead training in Charlottetown in 2002 before teaching for four years at Keyin College in Gander, NL. She also has experience working in the classroom with teachers and supporting students with learning differences such as ADHD. Her passion is people and she hopes to be able to make a difference and help her students find the joy of reading and learning that will last a lifetime. Jo-Ann joined the Halifax Learning team in May 2014.

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Rose-Anne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from The University of King's College and a Master of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University. Prior to joining the team at Halifax Learning, Rose Anne facilitated a family literacy program for three years. Her goal is to provide her community with a fun, non-threatening, participatory environment in which to learn.

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Heather joined the Halifax Learning team in 2015 and brings with her an exemplary resume as a teacher at Halifax Independent School. Heather retired from her full-time teaching position in 2015, but her passion to teach led her to us and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on our team. Our students and staff are so pleased to learn and work with Heather! PS. Check out all those GOLD stickers. Our students are champs!!!

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Kelly O'Brien

Kelly has been a Summer Camp counselor since 2015 and has enjoyed every minute of it. Kelly is a graduate of Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Science and recently completed her first year of Education at St. Francis Xavier University. Kelly is passionate about teaching and look forward to helping the campers learn this summer inside and outside the classroom.

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Brittany joined the team in 2014 as a graduate of Dalhousie University. In addition to a BA and BSW, Brittany is in her final year of an MSW. Brittany has worked as a volunteer, supervisor and educator with various agencies, including LINKS and Chisholm Services. Brittany is a Teacher’s Assistant and conducts research on animal therapy and adult education in collaboration with her professors at Dalhousie.

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Linda O’Neil holds a Bachelor of Education with Distinctions, specializing in teaching reading and has a longstanding relationship with Rock Church as a Greeter and Usher for the past 25 years. Linda joined the Halifax Learning team in 2006 and continues to build trusting and supportive relationships with her students allowing them to discover the joy of learning. Linda was an educator with the Adult Literacy Network and has worked as a Resource Teacher in the public school system. As a former tennis player, Linda was inducted into the New Brunswick Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Rebekah joined the team in 2005 after her own daughter became a SpellRead graduate! She was so pleased with the results, she knew she wanted to get involved. Rebekah continues to be an outstanding teacher for our students in the Dartmouth location and is often called upon by new trainees as a mentor teacher!

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Britt joined the Halifax Learning team in 2012. With a degree in English and journalism from Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College—as well as a certificate in Baking and Pastry Art from NSCC—Britt marries her love for literature and food by instructing, blogging, and helping cater staff events. She is impressed by learners every day as they gain confidence and overcome academic hurdles—both big and small. When she’s not teaching, Britt takes custom cake orders, volunteers with a local community theatre, and works on her children’s series (inspired by her three nieces), Poppy Lou and Who?

Halifax Learning is proud to be locally grown, gold-standard and evidence-driven.