John McGregor Secondary School
Mrs. Adams has taught in several schools across the Lambton-Kent District
School Board in a variety of positions. She is qualified to teach both high
school and elementary school. She has supply taught in every classroom from
the Early Years Program to a Secondary School level. Mrs. Adams was also an
Early Intervention Literacy Teacher for grade one and senior kindergarten
students and has spent many years teaching Visual Arts and Special Education
to Secondary School students.
She has a Master's degree in Special Education, Specialist certifications
in Special Education, Visual Arts, Reading, Specialist
certification in English as a Second Language and specialized training in
the elementary grades related to literacy and numeracy. Mrs Adams also holds
TESL certification recognized in both Canada as well as within the Ontario affiliation.
She was one of the first group of LKDSB educators in the Board who attended the summer
Mental Health First Aid series which was both an awareness and strategies presentation.
Mrs. Adams has written and published a number of books related to the
Autism Spectrum and various learning challenges, for teachers, health care
professionals and parents.
She has given presentations and workshops across Canada and the United
States to audiences in such regions as California, Hawaii, Newfoundland, New
Brunswick, Alberta, Michigan, Chicago and of course her own province
The Learning and Resource Centre is dedicated to supporting both students
and teachers. Resources are compiled or designed to meet the differentiated
learning needs of students as well as offer accommodated material for
teachers to use in the classroom. It is also a quiet place to read and
Within the room there is a mini library, computers with writing and reading
software like Kurzweil and the Premier Suite, small tape recorders and
specialized handouts. Students also come to the Centre for 1-1 assistance.