La Roche College (Elementary Education)
Slippery Rock (Master's)
I received my first degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. I worked for over 15 years at St. Francis Medical Center in various capacities. I am experienced in working with children with various diagnoses and academic delays. When St. Francis closed, I pursued my degree in Elementary Education at La Roche College. I am certified in Elementary Education and Language Arts (up to 9th grade). I taught at numerous school districts in various teaching positions including 7th Grade Reading Teacher, PSSA Reading Tutor and First Grade Teacher. I am currently getting my Master's in Reading Education.
Currently, I am the Director and Reading Specialist at the Wexford Academy. I manage all aspects of a preschool and reading and writing remediation program. Our focus is on the "whole child." I help develop "educational treatment plans" by assessing students for visual and auditory processing disorders. I also assess students to determine true reading grade levels and develop remediation plans. Even though I am very busy with administrative tasks, I continue to teach a handful of students because I just love it! I would like to help your child to be more confident and overcome his/her academic struggles.
I am a Reading Specialist, and I am able to assess for visual and auditory processing disorders. I also am able to assess the child to determine true reading grade levels. I am well-versed in many different reading remediation programs, and I am able to develop and teach research-based lessons that are effective.
Even if you have tried numerous programs (Kumon, Huntington, Sylvan) or you had many tutors try to help you with minimal to no progress, PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP. I have helped many students get out of Title I or other specialized programs to get into mainstream classes making A's and B's! I received my first degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. I worked for over 15 years at St. Francis Medical Center in various capacities. I am experienced in working with children with various diagnoses and academic delays. When St. Francis closed, I pursued my
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