Lexi Lemoire-Drouillard has struggled with reading and writing since before she ever set foot in a school. Lexi has dyslexia as does her older brother Liam, her mother Michelle and her father Aaron but her brother Bailey and sister Hannah show none of the telltale signs and are excelling in school. Michelle now works as an EA so she sees first-hand how children with learning disabilities struggle in mainstream classrooms. Liam overcame his struggles with reading by attending the Sagonaska Demonstration School in Belleville, a residential school that specializes in learning disabilities. One of four demonstration schools in the province that came under review in 2016 by the Provincial School Board and the Ministry of Education. The Ministry has opened registration for the fall of 2016 with no guarantees after that.
Lexi wants to go to Sagonska school to get the extra attention she needs to get her reading levels and math skills up to her age level. She attended meetings and protests even a press conference at Queens Park with her local MP to explain why she thinks demonstration schools are an important service that should not be cut. Speaking with Lexi you can tell she is a very smart child who has the power to overcome her learning disability with the right attention.