Shari Kudsia is an elementary school teacher in the Toronto District School Board with over 20 years of experience. Initially trained in Reading Recovery, Shari recognized that many of her students and some members of her own family struggled to learn to read utilizing this program. This began her journey into Structured Literacy and Structured Word Inquiry. Shari is certified with the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners & Educators (AOGPE) at the Classroom Educator and Associate Level. She has implemented Structured Literacy into her primary classrooms for the past five years. She has first-hand knowledge of how these methods make an incredible difference in the learning of ALL of her students. Shari considers herself on a lifelong learning journey and is passionate about supporting change within educational institutions so all children can succeed with their self-esteem intact.