As a teacher, administrator, conference speaker and workshop facilitator for many years, Vera is recognized as a leading authority in teaching children and adults how to become competent and enthusiastic readers.
Vera lives in Calgary, Alberta – Canada. She has three daughters Cathy, Susan and Judy, and three grandchildren, Sean, Bryce and Rachel. When she isn’t sharing a cup of tea with a friend, Vera likes to share the mountains with her horse, Missy.
Parents are often surprised when they come to a whole new understanding of their own reading process. Many times a light bulb goes on about why they don’t read well themselves!
Vera’s work as a speaker is another significant way in which she contributes to advancing the education of teachers, students, parents and the public at large in her reading techniques and uncommon insights. Engaging Vera as a speaker for your event is a real treat!
Your approach is based on fostering a solid and supportive relationship with your child. How could any parent not benefit from that? Your approach is sooo open-ended. It is really about support and the relationship you are creating around reading. I was giving him time to think but to think on the wrong thing. I now see he was thinking about decoding rather than reading.
I think your approach is beautifull!!!!!”
Parent and High School Math Teacher
Senator Joyce Fairbairn
Minister responsible for Literacy
Professor, Education Dept. Mt. Allison University
Writer, Author, and Speaker
Ministry of Education
The British Virgin Islands
Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul
Columnist, Today’s Parent Magazine
Elementary School Principal
Dawnette L. Brett
Special Education Teacher and President, Sask. Special Education Council
East Scarborough Reading Association
Hannah Jade Johnson
Special Education Teacher
Anne Price, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Calgary Learning Centre
Farhana Rendall Dhalla
Instructor with Dale Carnegie Training
Instructor, Indiana University