I have enjoyed 32 years of experience as an English teacher, tutor, educational business owner, special education teacher, reading specialist, diagnostician, and administrator. Currently I am the Academic Support Coordinator for a top high-achieving, highly-awarded K-12 Core Knowledge charter school in Fort Collins, CO.
Having basic skills is crucial…but more fun if it can be taught with a game and boiled down to simplicity, especially for those students with learning difficulties or those easily bored! ;-)
Colorado Graduate Fellowship, CSU Graduate Teaching Assistantship, UNC Lyman Graybeal Student Teacher Scholarship, Elks Lodge Community Service Award “for Providing Exemplary Service to Disabled Learners in our Community”
English Language Arts, B.A., University of Northern Colorado; Reading Specialty, M.Ed., Colorado State University; Special Education Endorsement, learning disabilities, University of Northern Colorado. I have also attended many conferences on reading and learning disabilities, dyslexia, and Attention Deficit Disorder, and have been trained in the Lindamood-Bell systems of remediation.
I particularly enjoy reading, viewing wildlife, designing jewelry and educational games. :-)