About Me

Mama, Wife, Dyslexia advocate, Orton Gillingham Fellow-in Training, and Word Nerd

First and foremost, I am a proud mama. But who says you have to stop at just one passion? I also have a love for all things related to Structured Literacy and the Orton Gillingham approach. So, I am Orton Gillingham Mama. Nice to meet you!

I am a Fellow-in-Training through the Orton Gillingham Academy, I work full-time as a director at an elementary school, I am the past president of the NC branch of the International Dyslexia Association, I completed my master’s degree in special education, and I help train and support fellow Orton Gillingham tutors and teachers.

I am a self-proclaimed “word nerd” and love learning about reading!

It’s an exciting time to be in education and I want to share current research, articles, videos, books, games, activities, etc. to help other educators learn about structured literacy.

I add regular blog posts here, but you can also follow me on Instagram (@OrtonGillinghamMama), Facebook, and my Teachers Pay Teachers Store for even more structured literacy and Orton Gillingham resources!

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Our students deserve the best of us and I hope that you will continue to learn alongside me for their benefit.