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KELLY

Chairperson

I joined the board of the Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society in 2012. I was an elementary teacher on maternity leave, and Rainbow gave me an outlet for my pedagogical impulse to promote the importance of literacy. Rainbow recognizes that not only is literacy an empowering skill for children, but promoting continuing education for adolescents and adults empowers us all to be lifelong learners. Over the years I have served as board member, secretary, vice chair and chair, and I am proud of the contributions that Rainbow Literacy has made to our community.  I give my heartfelt thanks to all of those who serve Rainbow Literacy as staff members, board members and volunteers.

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KATIE

Vice- Chairperson

I have been with Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society for many years and have served in many capacities.

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AMANDA

Treasurer/Secretary

I have been with Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society for 2 1/2 years. It seemed like a natural fit with my back ground as a school teacher.

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SHANE

County Council Representative

I have represented the County of Vulcan on the board of directors for Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society for the past 5 years.

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SHILO

Director

I joined Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society a year ago. I am interested in how such diverse programs help Vulcan County.

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WAYNE

Director

As a retired Principal I see the benefits of how Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society contributes to our community as a whole. I enjoy being part of the Board of Directors who are a vital part of this organizattion.

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NAOMI

Director

As a RN and a mother of 3 beautiful children I am passionate for what Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society has to offer for both families, adults and our community members.

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CATHIE

Director

I have always been interested in literacy, and how children acquire language  and reading skills. I worked as a kindergarten teacher, as a librarian and then as a builder for Rainbow.  
When I stopped being a builder I wanted to keep contact with Rainbow Literacy’s programs and goals, so joining the board seemed the best solution to this

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BARBARA

Executive Director

I joined Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society in 2012. Since this time our society has grown and become a stronger part of our community. We have and continue to work alongside many individuals and families in being a small part of their journey.

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ANGELA

Administrative Assistant

I joined Rainbow Literacy in 2014, after I moved back to Vulcan from Calgary, to raise my family. What I love most about Rainbow is the classes we offer for families and adults. From Building Blocks to English Language Learning to Internet Café. Our classes provide a way to connect people to whichever learning opportunity they are seeking for growth and fulfillment. I'm proud that our facilitators are thoroughly trained and certified in each class they teach. I;ve enjoyed working here for the past 6 years and hope to enjoy more years to come here.

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ASHLEY

Family Navigator

I joined Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society in 2019. I bring a background of more formal education as a school teacher but as a mother I see the need for more community support in informal learning, socialization and the benefits of programs that are supported by research.

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TEAM MEMBER

Adult Literacy Coordinator

We are currently seeking a community member for this position.

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DAWN

Facilitator

I joined the Rainbow Literacy team in 2012 as a Tutor and very soon afterward became a Facilitator for both family and adult literacy programs. I have always enjoyed teaching people new skills and providing opportunities for learners to reach their full potential. The enthusiasm and joy that I see in my learners every day make my job so rewarding. It is said that if you work at a job that you are passionate about, it doesn't feel like a job. This has proved to be true in my role as a facilitator over the past ten years. Learning for life is very important to me both personally and professionally. I try to instill the joy of learning in each of my learners.

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RUTHANN

Facilitator

Why did I join Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society? Building Blocks in Home Visitation Services. I needed an extra job and I love learning and sharing!  Over the years the exposure to Piaget to the latest Brain theory.  The various speakers talk about FAS, Autism, Sensory, yoga and music meditations, parenting skills, 9 essential skills, and many more.  Attending workshops as a group and building friendships.  Presenting at the literacy workshop in Edmonton and also at The school for the Deaf.  The amount of professional development to enhance family literacy is beyond words.  I guess in a lot of ways it filled the gap for my love to strengthen families to grow beyond!!

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AMBER

Facilitator

I joined Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society in 2019. I have had the pleasure of being able to deliver diverse learning opportunities both on-line and in-person.

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LINDSAY

Facilitator

I love delivering programs throughout Vulcan County where I can share the knowledge that I have gained.

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PATRICIA

Facilitator

With us since our founding, Charlie McMann is one of our veteran team members. They bring their years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.

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LAURA

Facilitator

This is my first year with Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society. I have been able to use the training that I received this past year in working with newcomers, Adult Foundational Learners and youth.

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PAIGE

Facilitator

This is my first year working with Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society.

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BEV

Consultant

Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society has been a part of my life since the 80's.

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DIXIE

Consultant

I have delivered programming and tutoring in both Family and Adult Literacy and Learning for over 2 decades. I have also been a trainer for Building Blocks in Home Visitation Services for over a decade.

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LORNA

Consultant

I am retired form Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society but I am still involved through consulting on many projects.