I have served as an elementary teacher for 18 years; serving as a Reading Specialist for the majority of this time. I have had remarkable success in utilizing an Orton Gillingham approach in my instruction. I have utilized the Wilson Program for the past 14 years, and I am currently in the process of finishing my practicing to become a certified Wilson Level 1 Instructor (June 2022).
During my time as an elementary teacher, I have worked with students who have specific instructional needs that relate to the autism spectrum, ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, and Anxiety. Additionally, I am trained in ABA therapy.
My academic background includes a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University, and an M.Ed from the University of Toledo. I also hold an Ohio Teaching License for Early Childhood Education (Grades pre-k through 3rd grade).
Educating others brings me great joy and allows me to help others be confident and successful within their lives. It is so important to make learning a positive experience!.
Undergraduate Degree: Eastern Michigan University - Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Graduate Degree: University of Toledo - Masters in Education, Early Childhood Education
I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs! I LOVE warm weather and spending time outdoors whenever I can! I also love the opportunity to learn new things. :)
Certified Reading Intervention
Elementary Reading and Phonics Class
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Reading Fundamentals: Phonics and Decoding
Spelling, Grammar, and Writing Skills Class
Study Skills and Organization