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MISSION & VISION

​We believe in the ability to unlock every child's learning potential, through the support of a dedicated teacher. We stand by the belief that investing in teachers & educational design leads to a love of learning and student success across a lifetime. A dedication to continuous learning & development, along with a data-driven educational approach is the foundation required for a healthy & productive learning environment.

Our mission is to provide students with high quality educational support through leadership and innovation in the world of education. 

 

Our vision is to change the future of education by encouraging a love of learning through our work with students, families, teachers, schools and educational institutions.

OUR STORY

In 2017, Catherine and Joanna, a mom & daughter duo, founded Académie de l'enfance (ADE) - Laval's first inclusive education preschool centre offering children with special needs an integrative learning experience, alongside neuro-typical peers. Since its inception, ADE preschool has built a strong reputation within the community and has been recognized for its various accomplishments in the field of education. Over the years, Vincent joined the preschool's ownership group (also known as the ADE group), contributing unique professional skills to the organization.

 

In April of 2020, Deborah, a Montreal-native teacher, working in NYC's top ranking elementary schools, returned home to Montreal during the COVID-19 pandemic and went for what would turn out to be a fateful walk! The team crossed paths with Deborah as she was taking a walk in front of the preschool! They reconnected after 10 years on that historic afternoon and discovered their shared passion and unique vision for education! 
 

The founders immediately got to work using their unique sets of skills and knowledge to create and launch LEAD Learning Centre. In June of 2021, after months of long-distance planning and concept development, Deborah moved back to Montreal to join her partners to launch LEAD Learning Centre. LEAD develops and offers innovative tutoring and learning programs to students from preschool to 6th grade.

ADE has since evolved from a preschool, to an Educational Network offering preschool, elementary, tutoring, special education, teacher development & support, and consulting for daycares, schools and educational institutions.

THE FOUNDERS

Meet the founding team behind LEAD.

 

DEBORAH ATHANASOPOULOS

CO-FOUNDER

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JOANNA COLIDA

CO-FOUNDER

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VINCENT BRACAGLIA

CO-FOUNDER

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CATHERINE MARGONIS

CO-FOUNDER

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