Location: Allen, Texas
Education: B.S. degree in Education from Miami University
Years Experience Teaching: 26
Years Experience In Dyslexia: 5
Most of my teaching experience was in kindergarten. I love teaching kids that first year of school. They love school and want to learn. My job is to make it fun so that they don’t even know they are learning.
Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)
Certified Academic language Therapist (CALT)
Programs Trained In
Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
KIndergarten – 8th grade
Why did you decide to become a CALT?
During my years in the kindergarten classroom it often baffled me why learning letters and sounds and reading was so hard for some students. I decided to go through all the training so that I could help the struggling readers. It was a very eye opening experience. One I am so glad I did.
Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?
My favorite moment is when you see the look in their eyes that says “I get it now!” As reading becomes easier for them you get to see the excitement and interest in reading their own books.
Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?
I want my students to feel comfortable and be comfortable asking questions and knowing it’s ok to make mistakes. We all make mistakes and we learn from them. I want to empower my students to take chances in class and feel good about it.
Your teaching style, personality?
It is so important to me to build a good relationship with each student. I want to get to know each child and learn what their interests are. A good relationship is key to a positive learning experience.
Any family details?
My husband and I have a daughter who lives in Houston and our son is in Denver. We have a 7 year old rescue dog named Lucy who often makes an appearance on my Zoom.
Any extra anecdotal info you want to add?
I love sports of all kinds especially hockey. My favorite vacation spot is the beach!