About the Moderators
Ann Marie Borthwick
Ann Marie Borthwick moderates SNOW's Behaviour Disorders workshop. She is a special education teacher who holds a specialist certificate in special education, a Master of Arts degree in Applied Developmental Psychology and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
In the past she has taught students with learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries, autism, developmental delays, oppositional defiant disorders and communication disorders. Currently she is a vice-principal in a large, inner city school.
Fran Dandy moderates SNOW's Learning Disability workshop. She has many years of experience working with students with special needs. Beginning her career by working with multi-challeged children, after 2 years, she accepted a position at a private school teaching students with severe learning disabilities. In 1991, Fran accepted a position as an Educational Assistant at the Trillium Provincial Demonstration School for Learning Disabled Adolescents, located in Milton, Ontario. During her 14 years at Trillium, Fran designed and presented workshops on Problem Solving, Career Development, Adaptive Technology, and Educational Assistants in a Special Needs Setting.
Roseanne Elliot moderates SNOW's Developmental Disabilities workshop. Roseanne is a retired consultant who has worked for more than thirty years with students with developmental disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing students, from preschool to secondary school, as an Itinerant Teacher and Intake Teacher. For several years, she worked with medical team members, parents and children with multiple exceptionalities, in a parents/infant, home visiting program. She also has experience as a Principal, for summer school programs, for students with multiple exceptionalities. Roseanne continues to be a workshop and seminar leader for teachers, principals and school resource staff.
Roseanne was involved with the formation of parent groups, providing needed information, resources and support. As part of writing teams, she contributed to the development of resource and curriculum documents. She served as a member and president of the board of directors for a non-profit organization offering services to children, youths and adults with special needs.
Susan Evans has been moderating SNOW's Autism workshop for the past two years. She holds an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Windsor as well as an Ontario Teaching Certificate. In addition, she has specialists in Reading and Special Education. For the past 15 years, Susan has taught a self-contained Behaviour class and has worked with many different exceptionalities, including ODD, ADHD, PDD and Autism.