Location: Allen, Texas
Education: B.S. in Marine Biology; M.Ed in Special Education with Emphasis in Dyslexia
Years Experience Teaching: 22
Years Experience In Dyslexia: 3
I taught bilingual Kindergarten, first, and second grade. Tutored children in pre-kindergarten to fifth grade and have been providing dyslexia therapy for the last three years.
Programs Trained In
Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
7-15 years old
Why did you decide to become a CALT?
Throughout my years teaching in the classroom and tutoring, I came across many students who were very bright but didn’t feel that way because they struggled with reading, writing, and math. I strived to find teaching methods that addressed their learning styles and helped them build self-confidence. I also gave them the tools to become independent readers and lifelong learners. This is the main reason I decided that the next chapter in my educational career was to become a dyslexia therapist.
Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?
I love seeing the students develop a greater sense of self-confidence. It’s a fantastic feeling when you see children who dreaded reading time transform into children who look forward to reading books and want to read to you the stories they themselves have written.
Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?
In addition to helping my students become independent, successful readers, my goal is to help them build their confidence in their abilities and talents.
Your teaching style, personality?
I like to get to know my students first. I like to learn about their talents and hobbies. I believe in building positive relationships with my students. I want them to feel comfortable with making mistakes because we all make them and can learn from them.
Any family details?
I’ve been married to my husband for 21 years, and we have two sons. The oldest is a senior in high school, and the youngest is a freshman.