About Us

OUR BOARD

President: Holly Roe – Hinckley

Holly is the founder and Executive Director of The LD Edge Network which provides affordable assessments and tutoring to adults with learning disabilities. She is also an advocate for training tutors and teachers in the Orton-Gillingham/Wilson Reading system methods for people with dyslexia and coordinates training for this bi-annually.  She has been involved in creating inner-city tutoring programs for K-12 and in 2015 began working with adults with specific learning disabilities. 

Secretary: Sharon Madger – Chardon

Sharon has been a Certified Parent Advocate for children with learning disabilities for twenty years. She was a board member of the local LDA (Learning Disabilities Association) chapter and has participated and spoken for many of the local chapters. She has written several articles regarding learning disabilities that have been published on the http://wrightslaw.com blog and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She raised three sons with various degrees of learning disabilities, successfully navigating through the school systems.
Her goal is to pass along strategies, lessons learned, and resources, to help others with their own children/students.

Treasurer: Petra Glaser – North Olmsted

Petra is an instructional assistant with the TRIO Student Support Service at Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus. She works as a tutor, coach, mentor and/or any other role to help students complete their classes as they learn to be well-rounded successful graduates.  Her dedication and motivation derive from an innate sense of service, but her passion for special education was born from a more immediate source. Like so many others who find themselves drawn to special education, Petra’s journey into that specialized field has been the inspiration for many career decisions since.  As a self-admitted lifelong learner, Petra believes that every student deserves an exceptional education and has dedicated her life to ensuring that every student has the means to reach their full potential. Doing her part to fulfill this goal, she works diligently to help create a better future for tomorrow’s graduates.

Johnathan Steinbach – Willoughby

Johnathan is an IEP Specialist, and Lawyer Advocate for parents with children with learning disabilities, and also works for The LD Edge Network in Cleveland. He will be helping the School District Parent Education and Communication committee.

Dave Saunders – South Vienna (Also up for Advisory Board)

Dave is an adult with learning disabilities and has been a member of LDA from the beginning, when his mother helped to start the Ohio affiliate. He’s been holding the Ohio affiliate together for a decade and is very excited to see new energy.