Location: Talihina, OK
Education: M. Ed., CALT
Years Experience Teaching: 21
Years Experience In Dyslexia: 16
Over twenty-one years of teaching experience including early childhood, elementary, high school English, special education, reading specialist areas, certified academic language therapy, etc. I have had the pleasure of working in public, private, and charter schools (both in brick-and-mortar and virtual settings). I am also a homeschooling parent.
Academic Language Therapy Association
International Dyslexia Association
Programs Trained In
‘Wilson Level 1’
‘Really Great Reading’
‘Bare Bones Grammar’
‘Multisensory Grammar and Language’
Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
Comfortable with facilitating any age range
Why did you decide to become a CALT?
I decided to become a CALT to help my own child overcome dyslexia and dysgraphia.
Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?
My favorite moment when working with dyslexic students is when they begin to see themselves as truly gifted and unique individuals.
Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?
My main goals when working with students who have dyslexia are to help them improve academically, help them discover their individual gifts, teach them to advocate for themselves, and to help improve their self-worth/self-esteem.
Your teaching style, personality?
I have a blended style of facilitating students. I use structured, research-based practices and programs, yet I am flexible when needed. My personality tests always peg me as a “Defender”, which is dedicated and ready to defend those in need.
Any family details?
I have a GREAT family! We have four beautiful kids (21, 18, 16 and 13). We live on a ranch in Southeastern Oklahoma and have all kinds of fun animals. It is not uncommon for one of my animals to walk by the window in my office during a lesson with a student!
Any extra anecdotal info you want to add?
Every person should have the right to learn to read.