Ingrid Jeffrey is honoured today for her work with children affected by all types of physical, mental health and educational special needs. Building on the foundation of the Variety Learning Centre that she helped found in 1991, Ingrid established the Mediated Learning Academy, a school that serves special needs’ children. As Director of the Academy, Ingrid has created a caring place for children to thrive and to reach their maximum potential. Every day, Ingrid makes every one of her students know how they can make a difference in the world. Ingrid is an inspiring, compassionate and dedicated educator.