Location: Jacksonville, FL
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Harding University; Special Education Endorsement (K-12) from Arkansas State University; Take Flight Training from McKinney Christian Multisensory Teacher Training Center
Years Experience Teaching: 7
Years Experience In Dyslexia: 5
I began my teaching career for a non-profit early childhood development center. From there, I moved into a public school setting where I was a special education educator and taught kindergarten through fourth grade. During my time as a special education educator, I was given an opportunity to work at a private dyslexia center. There, I discovered my strengths lie in one-on-one teaching with children affected by dyslexia and other learning differences. I especially found joy in strengthening skills in reading and spelling. I knew my dream job was to become a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and I completed my CALT training. I am currently a part-time CALT at Dyslexia on Demand, and I absolutely love making a difference in each child’s life.
Academic Language Therapy Association
Programs Trained In
Age Range You Feel Most Comfortable With:
Why did you decide to become a CALT?
As a dyslexia therapist, I draw from my own personal experiences. As a young student, I dealt with the effects of dyslexia in my own academic studies. Based on my school experience, I want to be an active support in my students’ lives.
Favorite moment working with dyslexic students?
I love to see their self-confidence start to shine through, and you can hear the joy in their voice as they read. It is also very touching when they ask to read more and share their love for reading!
Your goal when working with kids with dyslexia?
My goal is to be a supportive therapist and for my students to gain confidence in reading.
Your teaching style, personality?
structured, friendly, creative, fun, compassionate, encouraging, patient