Location: North Texas
Education: Texas Woman’s University
Years Experience Teaching: 12
Years Experience In Dyslexia: 6
I began my teaching career in first grade where I fell in love with teaching children how to read. When all but a few children were proficient readers by the end of the year, I began to dig in to understanding the few that weren’t only to discover later on that they were dyslexic. That is where my passion for dyslexia began. I then transitioned into an Instructional Specialist and Dyslexia Therapist at the same elementary campus.
Member of ALTA- Academic Language Therapist Association
Programs Trained In
Take Flight- Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
1st through 7th graders
Why did you decide to become a CALT?
I became very passionate about ensuring all children could crack the code of reading and become proficient readers.
Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?
My favorite thing about working with dyslexic students is watching them go from struggling readers to beautiful readers who love reading.
Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?
My goal is not only to make reading easier for children and get them to read proficiently but also to instill a love for reading that may not come naturally to them.
Your teaching style, personality?
I am a very nurturing teacher that believes in connecting with my students. I accept and welcome mistakes but hold them to the high expectations I know they are capable of.
Any family details?
I am a wife and mom of three young children. We live out in the country where we can run wild barefoot, play with chickens and watch the sun rise and set.