Laura Leesti is a vice-principal in the York Region District School Board. She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and Adaptive Instruction from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Laura has worked as a curriculum consultant, specializing in Literacy and Assessment for Learning, providing support to new and experienced teachers. For several years, Laura worked as a department head of Special Education teaching many identified students. She has a special interest in meeting the needs of students with Learning Disabilities and developing resources for students to be successful in English and in passing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy test.