Marie is an Educational Diagnostician specializing in learning disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. She has been an educator for 40 years and has 25 years experience in evaluating for learning disabilities. In addition to starting and running the Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation, Marie is the founder and owner/operator of Tidewater Learning Center in Virginia Beach. Since 1996 she has been on staff at Tidewater Community College as the Educational Diagnostician for the Office of Educational Accessibility Services. Marie and her family moved to Virginia Beach in 1996. She is the proud wife of a retired Navy Commander, mother of 4, and grandmother of 5 angels.
As a lifelong resident of southside Hampton Roads and having served the City of Norfolk for over 20 years in several capacities, Aarian has a broad familiarity with the region. Her various roles in municipal government and legal arena, have broadened and directed an exceptional career path in the fields of management, public and business administration.
Additionally, she has served the community in numerous capacities over the years, ranging from neighborhood and community engagement endeavors, a political operative on several local political campaigns, developed, structured and launched city wide initiatives such as the Path to Success initiative designed to excite the interest of students in becoming more civically engaged and the Lex Talk Dyslexia Forum designed to help raise awareness on the growing number of students who have dyslexia. Aarian takes great pride in her planning and coordination skills for community-based initiatives and outreach.
Aarian received her under-graduate degree from Hampton University and her master’s in law from Regent University. Aarian has been married to Carey Daniels for 17 years, and they share the proud parentage of four children.
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Deb is an educational therapist with over 25 years experience in teaching children with learning disabilities. She holds a BA in
English and a Masters of Education. She specializes in helping students with dyslexia and early reading acquisition. Deb feels
blessed to help support students with dyslexia. She has lived in Virginia Beach since 1990 with her husband, and is the mother of two marvelous children.
Jake is a founding board member of Sinkinson Dyslexia Foundation. He served on the board for 11 years. Jake is a singer, songwriter that recently released his third album, "Eyes on the Horizon". He is best known for playing the saxaphone with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since 2012. Jake has over 11 years of volunteer work in mentoring and leadership development for Young Life and Christian Surfer organizations. He holds a degree from the Governor's School for the Arts.
We are continuing to work towards making a greater impact within our community. However, due to the recent pandemic, fundraising has become more difficult than ever. With the cancellation of many of our events we are seeking support from individuals like you.