I have worked in the field of literacy and language-based learning disabilities for over 20 years, with experience in both private and public schools. Currently, in private practice, I coach parents with regards to how to navigate through the special education system and specialize in children who have language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, executive functioning struggles, attention disorders, and expressive and receptive language disorders. I also consult with schools to help them bridge the gap between theory and practice in the implementation of structured literacy programs. At Prospect Hill Charter Academy school in Somerville, (MA), I work with K-3 teachers to help them operationalize what evidenced-based structured literacy looks like in the classroom. In the Brookline Public Schools, (MA), I was a special education teacher working in a district-wide language-based program. I also coached general education teachers with regards to differentiating their teaching to meet the needs of children with language-based learning disabilities. At the Carroll School in Lincoln, MA, I was a middle school Language Arts teacher and an Orton-Gillingham tutor for 10 years. I am currently president of the board for the Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, have an M.A. in Child Development from Tufts and an M.Ed. from Lesley University, with a licensure in moderate special needs.