Teaching reading is my passion! I began my career teaching second and third grades (teaching in Title-1 public and private schools) and have over 10 years of classroom experience. I have an M. Ed as a Reading Specialist, and I'm a certified Orton-Gillingham instructor and an IDA certified Dyslexia Practitioner. I currently teach Structured Literacy at the collegiate level and run a successful tutoring business that has served hundreds students in grades K-12. Our students receive additional one-on-one support to retrain the brain to process language more easily. The proven, effective resources at Carolina Orton-Gillingham are the product of my unique background, skills, and expertise and have been used by thousands of teachers and tutors across the world. Sign up to receive specials and occasional updates from my TPT shop here: http://eepurl.com/g1dmU5
I use multi-sensory strategies to instruct reading! My resources help retrain the brain to process language more easily and incorporate what I’ve learned through Orton-Gillingham and IDA.
New Teacher of the Year Award (2007) at University Park Creative Arts Elementary; Induction into the Herschel N. and Cornelia Everett Teaching Fellowship for high academic standing at Queen's University, Charlotte, NC (2012).
Certified at the Associate's Level in Orton-Gillingham. IDA certified Dyslexia Practitioner. Master of Education with a focus in Literacy from Queen's University of Charlotte, 2012. Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Miami University (OH), cum laude, 2006.
I'm a wife, educator, mama to Rowen, furry dog mom, dyslexia advocate, North Carolina resident. Sign up to receive specials and occasional updates from my TPT shop here: http://eepurl.com/g1dmU5
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Basic Reading, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics