As the Regional Program Co-ordinator in Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Ruth is responsible for developing partnerships with school boards and schools in her region. She is also responsible for supporting Volunteer Coach and Site Co-ordinator training, program implementation at schools, volunteer recruitment, fundraising and promotions. Ruth is a retired elementary school principal from the Grand Erie District School Board, with 38 years of experience working in the education field. She has worked as a university instructor, program consultant, classroom teacher and school administrator. Ruth holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Specialist Qualifications in Music, Dramatic Arts, Special Education and Primary Education. Before her retirement, Ruth received the prestigious Patti McCleister Memorial Award for her leadership skills, and the Ontario Home and School Association Excellence in Education Award. Talk to Ruth about the Letters, Sounds and Words program in Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk.