Management & Staff
Dr. Glenn Faries - Executive Director
Dr. S. Glenn Faries, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C) was appointed Executive Director of The Reading Clinic in August 2015. A physician by training, Dr. Faries practiced as an academic pediatrician and Associate Professor at The University of Colorado Medical School and The Children’s Hospital of Denver (now Colorado Children’s Hospital.) He returned home to Bermuda in 2012 and has been putting his experience and skills to work in the third sector since that time. His role at The Reading Clinic includes oversight and leadership, exploring collaborative partnerships, spearheading Professional Development and increasing awareness regarding children who learn differently.
Dr. Darrien Ray - Psychologist/Assessment Coordinator
Darrien is a Registered Psychologist in Bermuda. He has a Doctorate of Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) from the American School of Psychology in Tampa, Florida. Prior to joining The Reading Clinic, he worked as a licensed clinical psychologist at a community mental health centre in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he worked with children and families that had a variety of backgrounds. Darrien has extensive experience conducting psycho-educational and clinical evaluations for both children and adults. His key responsibilities at The Reading Clinic include supervision of a team of diagnosticians who assess and provide intervention recommendations for new client referrals.
Juliet Pearman - Math Coordinator
Juliet holds a master’s degree in Education from Wheelock College. She brings a wealth of experience in working with children: she has helped families of children with developmental difficulties; and served as a classroom teacher for 11 years. She began tutoring in The Reading Clinic’s math programme in 2007 and in 2009 she became the ICAN Math Coordinator. Juliet oversees the math programme, provides tutor training and conducts math screenings and education workshops.
Amy Da Costa - Reading Programme Coordinator
Amy holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies with a focus on Teaching and Diversity. She achieved her status as a fellow - the highest membership status available - of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators in 2018. Amy has worked with The Reading Clinic since 2010 as a tutor, I-PLAY instructor and programme assistant. In 2013, she became the Core Reading Programme Coordinator. She currently oversees the Core Reading Programme, providing tutor training, observations, end of year assessments and educational workshops, as well as managing the day-to-day logistics of the programme.
Pamela Carr - I-PLAY Coordinator
Pamela Carr has been with The Reading Clinic for 6 years. She currently delivers our I-PLAY programme to preschool children and also provides educational assessments on a consulting basis. Prior to joining The Reading Clinic, Pam worked for MoED as a Learning Support Teacher from 1987 - 1994 and from 1998 - 2007, and as an Educational Therapist at the Mid Atlantic Wellness Institute from 1994-1998. Pam obtained her B.A. at the University of Western Ontario and her M.Ed in Literacy at Mount Saint Vincent University. Pam also became certified as a Reading Recovery Teacher in 1999 and holds a special education certification from York University in Toronto. Pam also enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs, playing golf and taking yoga classes.
Carolyn Brown – Programme Assistant/Tutor/I-Play Facilitator
Carolyn trained as a Reading Tutor in 2012, and is currently a Mentor Tutor in the Core Reading Programme. Carolyn not only has the pleasure of working with students one-on-one, but also delivers small-group interventions to two of the public preschools as part of our I-Play Programme. Carolyn came to The Reading Clinic with a B.A. from The University of Western Ontario and is currently working towards her Associate Level Membership with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. When Carolyn is not working with students, she can be found at The Reading Clinic assisting with various administrative tasks, as well as special events and organising projects.
DeAndrea Easton - Administrative Assistant
DeAndrea joined the staff of The Reading Clinic in 2016. She comes to us with a wealth of practical administrative experience in the the non profit and the private sector. She owned her own consulting company and has done administrative and bookkeeping work for organisations such as PRIDE, The Bermuda Community Foundation and IAC to name a few. She also has done work for the BTA and the BDEC and has provided services for many small businesses in Bermuda. DeAndrea is currently working toward obtaining her certification in Accounting (ACCA programme.)
Gill Ramsdale - Consulting AOGPE Fellow
Gill first began as a reading tutor with the Reading Clinic in 1985. She has since attained status as a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, the organization that accredits The Reading Clinic. Gill served as Tutor Supervisor from 1987 to 2013, overseeing the Core Reading Programme, including tutor training, student observations and programme evaluation. She has presented internationally on teaching children who have dyslexia and frequently conducts workshops locally for educators. Currently Gill functions as a consultant to The Reading Clinic.
Board of Directors
Kevin Grant, Chairman
Senior Portfolio Manager, Butterfield Asset Management Limited
Charles Withers-Clarke, Vice Chairman
Partner - Reinsurance, JLT Re Bermuda
Megan Nesbitt, CPA, CMA Treasurer
President and Financial Solutions Specialist, Abacus Ltd
Dr. Tina Arorash, Ph.D.
Registered Psychologist, Cardinal House
Senior Vice President, Group Chief Underwriting Officer, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.
Director, Kaleidoscope Media
Corporate Manager, Harbour Management Limited
Reading and Physical Education Teacher
Attorney, Barrister. Head of Property, Wakefield Quin, Ltd.