Learning Services

MMR Learning Services - Room 202

Our Team  

Corey Trodd, Department Head of Student Services and Special Education - troddc@hdsb.ca 

Danielle McCarthy, BLAST Coordinator - mccarthyd@hdsb.ca

Lisa Brock, LEAP and Grade 9 - brockl@hdsb.ca

Maggie Warneke, GIFTED Coordinator and Grade 9 - warnekem@hdsb.ca

Laura Wright, SERT (senior) - wrightlau@hdsb.ca

Nicole Foresto, SERT (senior) - forestoni@hdsb.ca

Student Success 

Peter Clark, Student Success Lead - clarkp@hdsb.ca

Joy Baxter, Student Success - baxterj@hdsb.ca

Andrea Villneff, Student Success - villneffa@hdsb.ca

Educational Assistants

Karen Kerekes - kerekesk@hdsb.ca

Colleen MacLeod - macleodc@hdsb.ca

Alex Verkely - verkelya@hdsb.ca

Diana Leslie - leslied@hdsb.ca

Gabby Popovich - popovichg@hdsb.ca

Erin Clark - clarkeri@hdsb.ca

Leslie Clarkson - clarksonl@hdsb.ca

We are excited to work with you and your child(ren).

At M.M. Robinson High School we want our students to be successful. The Learning Resources team is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential.  Students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs)are supported throughout the year by a caring team of Special Education Resource Teachers (SERTs). SERTs can assist students with goal setting, self-advocacy, resiliency, and confidence in growing independent academic skills. Our SERTs work closely with students to help them understand their individual learner profiles and to recognize which accommodations and resources will help them to achieve the best results.

The support can be offered through:

We pride ourselves on our willingness to communicate with families in our community.  Please feel free to reach out to any member of the team if you have questions or need support for your student.

M.M. Robinson is proud to be the Secondary Gifted Placement (SGP) school for students in north Burlington.  We have offered gifted programming to our students since our school's inception in 1963.  Our SGP does not adhere to a one size fits all approach.  We know that students have a diverse range of strengths and needs. Our students often need different, not more. To ensure all students reach their potential, our Gifted program includes:

M. M. Robinson High School is the home of the BLAST program.  Our BLAST program is an integrated experience that has been successful at MMR for years.  Most schools will call this the Locally developed/Workplace program.  We call our program BLAST because we do so much more than teach fundamentals. Students are supported to work outside their areas of strength to develop 21st-century skills (e.g. productivity and collaboration). Getting to know the learners is the foundation teachers use to build community and a flexible, dynamic program each year.  The BLAST program is supported by a dedicated SERT and teaching team that is constantly responding and adapting to the needs of the students.  This program includes: