Location: Colorado Springs
Education: BA in English Literature Westmont College, Current MAT-Dyslexia Specialist student at Colorado College
Years Experience Teaching: 14
Years Experience In Dyslexia: 1
My teaching resume looks a little different. In 2009, I began homeschooling my children. I combine Charlotte Mason’s philosophy with the Classical Education method in our school. I am grateful to still have many years of homeschooling ahead as my younger children are in early elementary. Homeschooling has helped me to recognize and cultivate the strengths of children as individuals. I also work as a tutor in our classical homeschool community. Curious about my previous students? My oldest son recently graduated from college magna cum laude with a double major. My second born is a senior in college where he serves on the student council and is in their academic honors program.
Programs Trained In
Currently training in Take Flight Program
Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
As a therapist my experience is working with younger students. However, I have homeschooled every grade and feel confident that I could easily connect with older students.
Why did you decide to become a CALT?
I began my journey to become a CALT shortly after my son was diagnosed with dyslexia. I dove deep into researching options for him and decided I wanted him to go through the Take Flight program with a CALT. I love to learn and teach one-on-one so becoming a CALT feels like natural fit. After 14 years of educating my own children, I am excited to use my skills and experience to help others!
Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?
Hearing my son say, “I can read!” shortly after completing Take Flight Book 1. I can’t wait to see his results as he progresses through the program. Take Flight is seriously amazing!
Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?
My goal is to help build confidence while teaching children to read, advocate for themselves, and to foster curiosity. Curiosity is the wind in the sails on the sea of knowledge!
Your teaching style, personality?
I’m energetic, fun, and warm. I like to teach the Take Flight program with fidelity while meeting the individual needs of students. My son recently told me, “Take Flight is fun!” I hope my other students will feel the same!
Any family details?
Family is everything to me! My husband and I got married in 1999 and we are blessed to have four boys and a daughter-in-law ranging in age from 23 to 7. We spent 4 years living fulltime in an RV roadschooling and took our oldest two boys to every state. In 2015, we put down roots in Colorado. Community is a core value and we believe in investing in people. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Colorado, cooking, or cuddling on the couch with my pets and a good book! Our family was featured in the documentary, Homeschool Awakening, if you want to learn more about us!