Education Standard Development Committee

The Education Standard Development Committee is assisting the Accessibility Advisory Board with making recommendations to the Minister of Justice on the content and implementation of a proposed standard to prevent and remove barriers to accessibility in public and private early childhood, primary, secondary, and post-secondary education, including the Nova Scotia School of Adult Learning.

The majority of committee members identify as having a disability. Committee members include:

  • persons with disabilities,
  • representatives from organizations that provide services to persons with disabilities
  • representatives from private and public early childhood, primary, secondary, and post-secondary education
  • representatives from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Department of Labour and Advanced Education members of the Accessibility Advisory Board

Committee members

  • Rosalind Penfound, Chair - Vice-President, Organizational Development, Nova Scotia Community College, Dartmouth

  • Cynthia Bruce, Vice-Chair - Instructor II, Faculty of Education, Acadia University, Kentville

  • Denise Cameron - Department Head, Learning Centre and Resource, Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education, Truro

  • Linda Campbell - Professor, School of Environment, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax

  • Jacqueline Cote - Student Development Officer- Disability Support, Cape Breton University, Sydney Forks

  • Alice Evans - Executive Director, The Club Inclusion, Halifax

  • Mary Goya - Manager, Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Dartmouth

  • Sheila Jamieson - Classroom Teacher, Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority, Halifax

  • Diane Johnson-Snook - Program Co-ordinator, Achieve Program, Nova Scotia Community College, Port Hawkesbury

  • Alex LeBlanc – Retired Tradesman, Human Rights Advocate, Wolfville

  • Chrissi Lynch – Co-ordinator of Student Services, Strait Regional Centre for Education, Queensville

  • Patricia Monaghan - Executive Director, Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services, Halifax

  • Adela N'Jie - Student Services Co-ordinator, Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, Dartmouth

  • Kevin Penny - Equipment Grants Co-ordinator, Post-Secondary Accessibility Services, Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Halifax

  • Ann Power - Executive Director, Student Equity and Support Services, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Halifax<

  • Cornelia Schneider - Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Mount Saint Vincent University, Porters Lake

  • David Steele - Registrar, Dexter Institute Private Career College, Lower Sackville

  • Sue Taylor-Foley - Executive Director, Innovation, Programs and Services, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Chester

  • Matt Walsh - Accessibility Mentor and Advocate, Subway Employee, Upper Tantallon

  • Barbara Welsford - Assistive Technology Specialist, South Shore Regional Centre for Education, Mahone Bay