Location: Andrews, TX
Education: Sul Ross State University
Years Experience Teaching: 12
Years Experience In Dyslexia: 3
I started my teaching career in small town in Presidio, TX. I taught second grade and absolutely loved it. I stayed there for 3 years, before moving on to where I reside today. I have had the opportunity to teach 2nd grade, kindergarten, 3rd grade and currently teaching 6-9th grade dyslexia students. I have grown to love working with middle school age students.
ALTA (Academic Language Therapist Association)
CALT (Certified Academic Language Therapist)
Programs Trained In
Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
All age groups
Why did you decide to become a CALT?
I decided to become a CALT when I first noticed how much of an impact reading can be for students. It can give so many students the tools for pushing forth in their schooling. I wanted to play a major role in students lives to help them acquire this life long skill.
Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?
There are too many to choose from! I will have to say the moment when a student reads something aloud, and makes mistakes, but doesn’t flinch or cringe. That is my most favorite, because at that point and time, they have passed the bridge of caring about making mistakes and ready to learn from them. I have witnessed this so many times, it makes my teaching heart explode with joy.
Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?
Building that confidence! Also, showing kids how reading can benefit them in real life, and showing them how many successful people are dyslexic.
Your teaching style, personality?
Definitely lots of energy. I love what I do and I feel like it shows. I do not just go through the motions, but rather focus on a students personal teaching style.
Any family details?
I meet my husband, who is also a teacher, in the small town where I started my career. We have two beautiful, smart and energetic girls. Coco who is 6 and Birdie Rae who is 2 years old. We enjoy playing make believe, tea parties, and having movie nights.