Location: Frisco, TX
Education: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education; Current M.Ed. student with a Dyslexia and Literacy Interventionist concentration
Years Experience Teaching: 15
Years Experience In Dyslexia: 2
Public and private school general education teacher
Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA)
Programs Trained In
Reading By Design
The Riggs Institute’s Writing and Spelling Road to Reading
Spell to Write and Read
Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
Why did you decide to become a CALT?
After years of experience with various Orton Gillingham based programs, I was introduced to the world of dyslexia. I decided to pursue a CALT credential because I enjoy learning and also felt that it would assist me in being able to help my students even more. Teaching the “why” and “how” of reading is a lot of fun!
Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?
I love hearing the thoughtful questions that my students come up with and also having the opportunity to celebrate their reading victories.
Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?
My goal is to help students to the fullest extent possible so that they have the skills needed for success in reading. It is my hope that each one of them becomes more confident and even enjoys books. It is important to me to form a connection with my students and their parents so that we can team together and make a positive difference in their lives.
Your teaching style, personality?
I strive to be organized, patient, and kind but expect my students to do hard things.
Any family details?
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for over 20 years and we have three children, two boys and one girl.
Any extra anecdotal info you want to add?
I like baking treats, and watching theatrical or musical performances with my family. I look forward to getting to know your child!