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From tackling personal decisions to reaching important milestones, our job is to guide children with special needs on the path of success. Fueled by our commitment to excellence, we go the extra mile to make sure clients are fully satisfied with out work.
Chief Executive Officer
Bridgette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, Massachusetts. She graduated with honors from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Educational Administration and Leadership and an Educational Specialist (EdS) degree in Educational Administration. Brigette is ABD at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, completing a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) with specializations in Health Education and Promotion. Her professional focus is Health Literacy. She has designed models both for an assessment of Health Literacy as well as for the Management of Pandemics through the mechanisms of Health Literacy. Brigette has served as a staff member of the United Nations Development Programme for over a decade in positions of ever-increasing responsibility, serving as Assistant to the Special Advisor to the Administrator of UNDP. She is a polyglot of sorts with the ability to interact in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Georgian. Brigette has also served in Trinidad and Tobago as Director of the Mathematics and Science Institute at the University of the Southern Caribbean and as Senior Technical Facilitator and Advisor to the Minister of Education in Georgetown, Guyana, representing Guyana in 2017 at the UNESCO Roundtable in Turkey. Prior to serving as the UN Program Manager at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, she served as English Teacher with the United States Peace Corps in Georgia, Eastern Europe. Brigette has traveled with a public health agenda to Angola, Brazil, and Nigeria; and an educational agenda to Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Caribbean. She comes to Link2Learn as Chief Executive Officer with international perspective and local effectiveness.
Kwame is the President of Link2Learn International Educational Consultancy, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of the Southern Caribbean, Trinidad. She graduated from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, with a Master of Arts degree in Teaching and subsequently received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Andrews University. Kwame co-started a multi-grade elementary school and successfully prepared students for the qualifying exam for high school. While teaching in New York, she served on the Northeastern Conference Mathematics Curriculum Committee and the Atlantic Teacher Bulletin Committee, developing Mathematics curriculum and creating Social Studies resources for teachers. It was during this stint that Kwame received the Thomas and Violet Zapara Award for Teacher of Excellence. A teacher for many years, Kwame has enjoyed teaching at every level.
Kwame’s experience in developing a successful curriculum for autism led to her dissertation research topic,
Journey with Autism: Successful Educational
and Social Interventions from
A Single Case Study
She believes that as we create awareness about autism in our communities, and support parents, caregivers, and teachers with current research in the field, that stigma will be dispelled, and children with autism and their families will be inspired to believe that the sky is not the limit.
Director of Operations - North
Victoria is the Director of Operations North North with the Link 2 Learn International Educational Consultancy. She holds a BA in Elementary Education from the University of the Southern Caribbean (previously Caribbean Union College); BA Hons. Musical Arts Special from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad; MA in Educational & Developmental Psychology and an EdS in School Psychology from Andrews University, Michigan. Victoria is currently completing a Doctorate in School Psychology from Andrews University. She has been an educator for the past 47 years and has served as a Teacher Educator, Music Curriculum Officer and Curriculum Coordinator with the Ministry of Education in Trinidad and Tobago.Victoria has also worked with the Special Education Department as the School Psychologist at the Jordan High School with the Canyons School District in Utah, USA. In addition to administering psycho educational assessments to children with Special needs, she has held consultations and collaborated with Special Education teachers. Her vision is to lend her skills and competencies to assist children with special needs so that they will be able to function at their highest potential.
Director of Operations - South
received a Teacher’s Diploma Certificate from The University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) with a major in Home Economics. She then graduated with a BA in Education with honors from USC focusing on elementary education. She earned the Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with honors from Andrews University, Michigan with a focus on the overall development of children, adolescents and adults. Claudette earned an EdS in School Psychology from Andrews University and is presently completing a PhD in School Psychology.
Claudette Gilead has had over twenty years’ experience in teaching at elementary schools in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. During this period, she was exposed to a variety of assessments and interventions. For the last twenty years she has been preparing students to do a high-stake examination which is the Secondary Entrance Assessment ( transition to secondary/ high school). The highlight of this period during the last ten years was her key role in transforming the school from that of underperformance to that of an above average performing school. This was effected through her interventions with students displaying serious behavioural and academic challenges.
It is Claudette’s stated intention to introduce children with special education needs to the silver lining that is behind the dark cloud of their disability.