From 2007-2012 I taught special education in NJ public schools, helping families with children with dyslexia
, cognitive impairments, and other developmental disabilities. Since moving to PA with my husband, I have worked as a reading
interventionist, supporting children with their reading skills, both decoding and comprehension. I have also tutored several children, during after school hours, who are struggling with reading and writing
using the Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Reading
program. During the summer of 2013 I finished my Orton-Gillingham certification, which is IMSLEC accredited, through Fairleigh Dickinson University. This was a two-year program that focuses on teaching teachers HOW students read so that we can individualize programs like Wilson Reading. Now that I completed that post-graduate work, I have more time to help more students who are struggling with traditional methods and keep them moving successfully through the school year!
I am certified in PA in special education PK-12, early childhood education, and elementary education
. I have extensive experience with Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Fundations Reading Program, Words their Way, 4-Square writing, and guided reading practices. I also have experience with Everyday Math
, and the multi-sensory TouchMath program.
It is a passion of mine to make all children see themselves as readers, writers, and successful students. I believe that all children are great kids, and often they begin to lose this zest for learning when they cannot learn like everyone else through traditional methods. I love working with kids that need room to move, time away from a desk, and need their interests tapped into to really promote new learning!