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REACH Executive Director & OG Master Trainer

Corey Zylstra M.Ed

Corey ("Mrs. Z.") has been in the field of education for over 25 years. She has taught in many different capacities and is a regular conference and workshop presenter for teachers world-wide. Since specializing in the field of learning difficulties and multisensory language remediation using the Orton-Gillingham approach (MSL/OG), Mrs. Zylstra has authored several publications and has served on several non-profit boards, including current positions with Dyslexia Canada and CATT, OG. She holds a Masters of Education degree from SFU, a Provincial Instructor’s Diploma, and has been recognized and accredited as an Orton-Gillingham Master Trainer for the Canadian Orton-Gillingham Academy (MT/CATT, OG), an Honorary Fellow of the American OG Academy (HF/AOGPE) and a Certified Dyslexia Therapist through the International Dyslexia Association (CDT/IDA-CERI). Corey lives in North Vancouver, Canada with her husband of 24 years, their two teenaged kids, and their loveable pet, Lucy (the wonder dog).

Corey can be reached at


REACH Langley Director & OG Trainer

Robin Norquay B.Ed

Robin is a fully certified Orton-Gillingham Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer and is the Director of our Langley REACH Orton-Gillingham Centre.  She holds a Bachelor of Education degree with a concentration in English.  In addition to teaching ESL to young children overseas, Mrs. Norquay has experience teaching children and adults of all abilities in classrooms, communities and clinical environments. Previously, she was also part of the developmental committee responsible for structuring a literacy program for young adults and adults with developmental disabilities in Manitoba. In addition to her administrative role at our Langley centre, Robin provides therapeutic OG lessons to our students and provides training to parents and teachers through parent nights and workshops for teachers. Robin and her husband live in Langley with their two young boys and their loveable pooch, Fran.

Robin can be reached at


REACH Richmond Director & OG Trainer

Fatima Sheriff

Fatima Sheriff is an Orton Gillingham Practitioner, Supervisor and Trainer-in-training. With Montessori and ECE certifications, she has been in the teaching field for over 20 years. She also holds a BC Teacher's Certification and a Provincial Instructor's Diploma. Fatima is a regular conference and teacher workshop speaker and provides resources and ideas to support teachers in accommodating students' different learning styles. Mrs. Sheriff is the director of our new REACH location in Richmond, BC.

Fatima can be reached at

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REACH OG Practitioner and Office Administration and Admissions

Michelle McIntosh

Michelle (or “Ms. Mac”) has been with the Reach family since 2010. She has worked in many capacities including as one of our Orton-Gillingham Practitioners, co-developed and taught the Aduri Mindfulness courses, and now has moved into an administrative role as our Admissions Coordinator.

Michelle has completed the Mindful School’s Foundation Training and Classroom Educator training. She has also completed the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural CHI Kids training. Michelle is a Co-Active Life Coach and holds a Professional Communications diploma.  She is an Orton-Gillingham Practitioner and Supervisor at REACH, North Van and is continuing her Mindfulness and Meditation-based training through the Shambhala Meditation Centre in Vancouver.  She is also currently studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  She lives on beautiful Bowen Island with her husband, two boys and her dog, Sophie.

Michelle can be reached at:


Marketing Director

Robert Zylstra

Rob ("Mr. Z.") is REACH Learning Centre's Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Marketing & Media Director and resident MacGyver. Rob's main responsibilities are to conduct media campaigns, manage online brand reputation and design and format teaching materials for the ongoing teacher training REACH provides. "Mr. Z" is also a favourite contributor to our summer art programs at REACH North Van. 

Rob lives in North Vancouver with his wife of 24 years, their teenage kids, and a very pretty puppy named Lucy.

Rob Zylstra can be reached at