The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Connie Quadrini for being named the 2015 VIP by the Learning Disabilities Association of York Region (LDAYR), for her work supporting students with learning disabilities in the areas of mathematics. The LDAYR will present Connie with the 2015 VIP Award at its Annual General Meeting taking place on September 21, 2015 in Richmond Hill.
Connie is a Math Consultant for the Board who is currently on assignment with the Ministry of Education as the Provincial Mathematics Lead. She is an exceptional educator and advocate for students with learning disabilities and has dedicated much of her work to supporting students with learning disabilities in mathematics as a classroom teacher, math department head, and math consultant.
As a math consultant with the York Catholic District School Board, Connie has led several initiatives that further developed the capacity of teachers to better support students with learning disabilities in mathematics. Most notably is her work with the Student Services Department in creating a resource document, ‘Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in Mathematics.’ Through this collaboration, Connie was able to build awareness, math knowledge, and transformative teacher practices in supporting students with learning disabilities.
In her most recent role as Provincial Mathematics Lead, on assignment with the Ministry of Education’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch, Connie’s expertise has assisted in researching effective math strategies to specific learning disabilities and learning profiles. As a result of her work, Connie has contributed to the expansion of Edugains to include effective strategies for students with learning disabilities.
“Connie’s work, passion, and advocacy for students with learning disabilities in mathematics are significant at a local and provincial level,” says Tina D’Acunto, YCDSB’s Superintendent of Education, Exceptional Learners. ”She is a true champion and advocate for effective instructional strategies and accommodations to support student achievement in mathematics for students with learning disabilities.”
Lynn Ziraldo, Executive Director, LDAYR states, “Our motto, ‘The right to learn, the power to achieve,’ truly symbolizes Connie Quadrini’s exemplary work, by always opening the doors for young students to reach their fullest potential.”