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M.Ed., Orton-Gillingham Associate level
Cherubino Health Center
Updated 9 months ago.
M.Ed. Orton-Gillingham practitioner (IMSLEC)
The Literacy NestOwner
Educator for 16 years, mother of four, OG private tutor, Curriculum writer
I have been working with children from ages 1-12 since 1996 in a variety of settings. I started out as a daycare teacher working my way through college to become an elementary classroom teacher. My first class was a spunky group of third graders from the Boston area, back in 2000. I taught third and fourth during most of my twelve years of teaching, as well as fifth grade in the summer. My Master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Literacy sparked my passion to create and design classroom materials. But my true love was helping children become successful readers.
I had a thirst for knowledge. How do I teach struggling readers and kids with dyslexia to learn how to read? My mission began back in 2003 and I haven’t stopped. My Orton-Gillingham certification through an IMSLEC accredited program transformed me.
Updated 9 months ago.
Peer Projects ~ Therapy from the Heart
I am a graduate of Salem State University where I earned an elementary education and psychology degree. I have earned my Masters as a reading specialist through Gordon College where I was trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach to teaching reading. I have also been trained in Visualizing and Verbalizing, a Lindamood-Bell program and also have experience with the Lively Letters curriculum.
I started my career with children years ago as a Preschool Lead Teacher while working toward my undergraduate degree. After graduating, I worked as a third grade teacher and also a first grade teacher and truly loved teaching both grades. During this time, I also worked part-time at an amazing speech and OT clinic called Peer Projects ~ Therapy from the Heart (PPTFTH) as a social group leader and reading tutor. I learned so much from colleagues and the children I worked with at the clinic and gained a lot of experience working with children on the autism spectrum.
After graduating from Gordon College with my Masters as a reading specialist, I began teaching reading full-time at the clinic. Many of my clients have been with me for years now. I feel fortunate to be able to work with them in a 1:1 supportive environment, where I can tailor each lesson to their individual needs. I truly enjoy seeing them grow and feel successful in their educational experience.
Updated 3 months ago.