Meet the Toronto Team
Kama brings endless energy and enthusiasm to her role as Director 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 Assistant Director at the Toronto clinic, Darian puts her efficiency and organization to good use, planning and personalizing each of her students’ remediation programs. Darian’s analytical nature and attention to detail enable her to effectively adapt our programs to meet the individual needs of every student. She joined The Reading Foundation as a clinician in 2012 while completing her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia. When she isn’t at work, Darian is passionate about playing soccer and spending time outdoors.
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.
Ketty joined The Reading Foundation team in 2016 and brought with her the enthusiasm and energy that makes her our local athlete. Having completed an Iron Man and an Ultramarathon, Ketty harnesses the same focus and determination from her favourite activity, running, and applies it to her teaching hours. In her clinical hours, Ketty challenges students to dig deeper and discover the “why”. As a Team Leader, she tailors her students’ programs to tackle their academic realms of need with a no-nonsense attitude. Outside of work, you can spot Ketty taking breaks between running at the city’s best café’s and restaurants. On any given day, you can catch her devouring a bowl of noodles—but blink, and she’ll be off on her next marathon.
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.
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 an Educational Clinician and as an Office Coordinator in the Toronto office. With her enthusiasm, and love for education, Tina guides all learners to reach their fullest learning potential and academic success. Tina is passionate about developing student independence and ownership of learning that enables learners to be motivated, engaged, and self-directed with a sense of autonomy, choice, and responsibility.
When not at work, Tina loves to play golf, travel to warm climates, read in her pajamas, and garden with varying success!
Hours of Operation
Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM