Trainings & Affiliations

EDUCATION

  • Brown University, B.A., 1998

  • Tufts University, Masters in Child Development, 2003

  • Lesley University, Masters in Education, 2006

 

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, 2003-present

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Literacy and Language, 2007

  • State of Massachusetts Professional Licensure in Moderate Special Needs (PreK-9)

  • State of Massachusetts Professional Licensure in English (5-8)

 

AFFILIATIONS 

  • Board Member, International Dyslexia Association, Massachusetts Branch, 2017- present

  • Communications Committee Chair, International Dyslexia Association, Massachusetts Branch, 2018-present
     

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Brookline Public Schools, MA: Special Education Teacher in a program for children with language-based learning disabilities (3-8th grade) + Teacher Trainer, 2014-2019

  • Carroll School, Lincoln, MA: Language Arts teacher for middle school and Orton-Gillingham tutor, 2003-2014

  • Atlanta International School, GA, 1998-2000
     

CURRICULUM/EDUCATION EXPERTISE

  • Orton-Gillingham Approach

  • Project Read: Report Form

  • Project Read: Phonology

  • Project Read: Framing Your Thoughts

  • LindaMood-Bell: Seeing Stars

  • LindaMood Phonemic Sequencing (LiPS) 

  • Read Naturally

  • Carroll School Writing Program (similar to Empower)  

 

ASSESSMENT EXPERTISE

  • In/formal Observations and Interviews 

  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)

  • Grey Oral Reading Test (GORT-4)

  • Degrees of Reading Power (DRP)

  • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)

  • Test of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE)

  • Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)

  • Running Records

  • Informal Reading Inventory (IRI)

  • Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests (WRMT)

  • Vocabulary Test

  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)

  • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP)

  • Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test