The Team

Johanna Preston, M.A.Ed., O.T.C Ms. Preston is the Director of Education at ALA, where she has worked since 1996. She has considerable experience working with children with head injuries, seizure disorders, and other neurological disorders in a teaching and consulting capacity. She has received training in Direct Instruction programs through the Association for Direct Instruction (Eugene, Oregon), and is certified as a DI trainer and coach. She has trained teachers and education professionals in both public and private schools across Ontario. She holds a Master’s degree in Child Study and Education from the Human Development and Applied Psychology faculty at the University of Toronto  and is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Johanna Preston, M.A.Ed., O.T.C

Ms. Preston is the Director of Education at ALA, where she has worked since 1996. She has considerable experience working with children with head injuries, seizure disorders, and other neurological disorders in a teaching and consulting capacity. She has received training in Direct Instruction programs through the Association for Direct Instruction (Eugene, Oregon), and is certified as a DI trainer and coach. She has trained teachers and education professionals in both public and private schools across Ontario. She holds a Master’s degree in Child Study and Education from the Human Development and Applied Psychology faculty at the University of Toronto  and is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Jennie Wilson,  M.Ed. Ms. Wilson has been a valuable member of our team since 2000. Prior to that she worked as a classroom teacher where she developed an excellent sensitivity to the need of many kinds of children. As a teacher, she has specialized in working with children with attentional disorders and other behavioural issues including problems with anxiety and hyperactivity. In more recent years she has proven to be a keen diagnostician, who with attention to detail and insight, has become a real asset to ALA. She has a Masters Degree in Education specializing in adaptive instruction from the department of Curriculum Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Jennie Wilson,  M.Ed.

Ms. Wilson has been a valuable member of our team since 2000. Prior to that she worked as a classroom teacher where she developed an excellent sensitivity to the need of many kinds of children. As a teacher, she has specialized in working with children with attentional disorders and other behavioural issues including problems with anxiety and hyperactivity. In more recent years she has proven to be a keen diagnostician, who with attention to detail and insight, has become a real asset to ALA. She has a Masters Degree in Education specializing in adaptive instruction from the department of Curriculum Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Pierre Redman M.Ed. Mr. Redman has taught Direct Instruction programs and has been a key member of our team since 1998. He has a Master of Education degree from the department of Curriculum Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.  Mr. Redman has worked with children with diverse learning needs. Currently, he serves as a Senior Consultant at ALA.  In addition to his responsibilities as a Senior Consultant, he also administrates our SSAT Prep Program.  Mr. Redman is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.

Pierre Redman M.Ed.

Mr. Redman has taught Direct Instruction programs and has been a key member of our team since 1998. He has a Master of Education degree from the department of Curriculum Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.  Mr. Redman has worked with children with diverse learning needs. Currently, he serves as a Senior Consultant at ALA.  In addition to his responsibilities as a Senior Consultant, he also administrates our SSAT Prep Program.  Mr. Redman is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.

 
Stephen Lloyd Mr. Lloyd is the son of Angus Lloyd and has been a part of the company from the beginning. He handles the operations of the business including billing, systems and plant management.

Stephen Lloyd

Mr. Lloyd is the son of Angus Lloyd and has been a part of the company from the beginning. He handles the operations of the business including billing, systems and plant management.

Alanna Silver, M.A. O.C.T. Ms. Silver has been part of the ALA team since 2009. Her current role includes standardized assessment of new and long-term students, and Direct Instruction teaching. She has experience with children diagnosed with autism, learning disabilities, giftedness, and attentional disorders.  Alanna holds a Masters degree in Child Study and Education from the Human Development and Applied Psychology faculty at the University of Toronto. She is also a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. 

Alanna Silver, M.A. O.C.T.

Ms. Silver has been part of the ALA team since 2009. Her current role includes standardized assessment of new and long-term students, and Direct Instruction teaching. She has experience with children diagnosed with autism, learning disabilities, giftedness, and attentional disorders.  Alanna holds a Masters degree in Child Study and Education from the Human Development and Applied Psychology faculty at the University of Toronto. She is also a member of the Ontario College of Teachers. 

Jackie Cover Ms. Cover has been an integral part of the our team since 2010. You can see her smiling face at the front desk of our main lobby.

Jackie Cover

Ms. Cover has been an integral part of the our team since 2010. You can see her smiling face at the front desk of our main lobby.