As the Director of Program, Colette is responsible for overseeing the expansion, implementation, and staff supporting our Letters, Sounds and Words™ program and our Get Ready for School™ program. She is also responsible for supporting the Letters, Sounds and Words program in schools across Wellington County. Colette has over 34 years’ experience in the education field, serving in the classroom as well as in numerous School Board roles. Colette has taught children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School Board. She has also served as an Early Reading Intervention Teacher, Literacy Support Teacher, and as a Student Achievement Consultant: Literacy K-8, and Student Achievement Consultant: Early Learning. Colette has been an active member in the literacy community across Waterloo Region, representing the Catholic School Board at The Children’s Planning Table, Early Literacy Alliance of Waterloo Region, and Let’s Read. If you’re interested in partnering with Strong Start® or have questions related to our programs, please contact Colette.