Meet the Toronto Team
Director of Operations (Toronto)
Kama brings endless energy and enthusiasm to her role as Director of Operations in Toronto. Within the clinic, she can be found doing assessments, working with students and developing our remedial programs. Her work can take her out of the clinic and into schools where she facilitates transitions for students who have completed The Reading Foundation’s programs.
Kama is passionate in all areas of her work and motivates everyone with whom she collaborates. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology from the University of Calgary and has been with The Reading Foundation since 1991.
Outside of work, Kama enjoys culinary adventures and is an expert restaurant recommender. She is also an architecture/interior design enthusiast and is well-versed in Lego thanks to her lovely son.
As Director of the Toronto clinic, Darian’s big-picture perspective paired with her analytical nature enables her to pass along her intuitive insight to Team Leaders while supporting the students in their learning journey. Darian’s experience following families from the assessment through to the end of their programming makes her a strong point of communication and support during what can be a time of uncertainty.
Darian joined The Reading Foundation as a clinician in 2012 while completing her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia. While life led her to Toronto a few years later, Darian found herself helping to open the Toronto clinic’s doors in 2016 and has continued to propel its growth ever since. When she isn’t at work, Darian can be found embracing the ever-changing dynamics of raising a growing, curious toddler, tending to their 100-year-old home and spending time with friends and family.
Yasmin originally joined The Reading Foundation in Calgary in 2014. There, she grew her role as clinician into Team Leader, monitoring and individualizing the programs of her students. In 2017, Yasmin traded in the Rocky Mountains for Lake Ontario, moving to and joining our Toronto team. Since moving to Toronto, Yasmin, our Assistant Director, has helped with hiring, training, staff development, assessments and Team Leader supervision. Often one of the first faces students work with, Yasmin takes time to establish a strong rapport and disarm any bubbling anxiety. She especially loves the facets of her roles that allow her to connect deeply with the staff, students, and parents alike, helping them to problem-solve and empower themselves. Yasmin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology with Honours from the University of Calgary. In her spare time, Yasmin can be found painting, cracking jokes, and trying to convince you to watch a scary movie.
Assistant Director of Operations (Toronto)
Toronto’s Assistant Director of Operations, Megan, is as compassionate as she is energetic. As a liaison between our clients, Team Leaders, and staff members, Megan is instrumental in scheduling, reception, and staff development. She is likely to be the one to answer your telephone enquiries and learn more about your child’s learning needs. Additionally, she assists in organizing and personalizing each student’s experience with us. In her work as a Team Leader, she forms strong and lasting bonds with her students. Hours with Megan are joyful, as well as productive as she is determined to help students get the most out of their time at The Reading Foundation. Megan has worked for The Reading Foundation since 2014 and, in her free time, can be found dining at her favourite restaurants and making memories with the people she loves.
Tina joined The Reading Foundation in 2017 after returning to Ontario. While working in the Alberta public school system, Tina collaborated with The Reading Foundation through coordinating a pilot project that facilitated the delivery of our specialized programs in schools.
Tina works as both our Administrative Manager and an Educational Clinician in the Toronto office. Tina's superior skills in communication and coordination make her ideally suited for the Administrative Manager role, ensuring the smooth operations of our Toronto office. With her enthusiasm and love for education, Tina guides all learners to reach their fullest learning potential and academic success.
When not at work, Tina loves to play golf, travel to warm climates, read in her pajamas, and garden with varying success!
Sophary brings an abundance of patience and fun to every clinical hour. She can easily understand and adapt to the personal needs of others, ensuring that every person receives the most out of their time at the clinic.
Sophary is passionate about animals (especially cats). Say hi to Nala, Cosmic, and Charlie. When she’s not at work, you can find Sophary dining at the latest (and coolest) vegetarian restaurants. A huge fan of the Raptors, and a great addition to any team.
As a Team Leader with the Toronto clinic, Veyda works hard to curate individual programs for each and every one of her students. She brings a fun, energetic energy into each of her clinical hours while building a strong personal connection to ensure that everyone feels welcome.
In her spare time, you can find Veyda playing board games with friends, enjoying great food, and spending time with her two great loves – her partner and Howie (the cutest pup around).
Pardies is an enthusiastic and dedicated team leader who fosters deep connections with her students and their families. As a passionate educator, she truly cares about her students and is able to effectively adapt her teaching style to the unique needs of each student. With her great intuition, she makes personalized adjustments to students’ programs to ensure they achieve their full potential. She also brings a wealth of patience, boundless energy, and genuine empathy to her work.
In her spare time, she's either on the tennis court or skiing, but her true passion is getting lost in her favorite books.
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM