Experienced reading specialist with certification as Academic Language Therapist who holds a dyslexia license with the state of Texas to serve struggling readers utilizing a multi-sensory approach.
Assess and place students in district's dyslexia program using a variety of data including formal and informal measures. Provide Tier III instruction to students at three campuses utilizing research-based Take Flight curriculum, Wilson Reading, Rewards, and other resources. Monitor student performance using Take Flight progress monitoring tool. Attend 504/ARD meetings making recommendations for dyslexia or RTI interventions.
Assisted in the organization and implementation of materials/curriculum for a reading/art class for a population of 1500 elementary students. Utilized a budget to establish resources necessary for this newly created program. Instruction targeted weak objectives from the FCAT state assessment and incorporated a supplemental creative activity. Also, tutored fourth grade students using Rewards program.
First and second grade teacher for five years. Created and enforced child-based hands-on curriculum to promote student interest. Collaborated with district personnel to develop procedures and assessment measures to identify and serve dyslexic students. Mentor/coach to staff members to improve instruction utilizing research based strategies.
Elementary Education K-8 Certification
Texas Christian University
Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)
Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT)
Paid Childcare Coordinator serving local church weekly and during special events. Supervise staff of 20+ workers overseeing childcare needs from birth through 5th grade.
Member of ALTA (Academic Language Therapy Association)
Region XI Dyslexia Institute
IDA (International Dyslexia Association)
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
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