A Little About Orton Gillingham Mama

Orton Gillingham Mama and Pryor Rayburn

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!

Orton Gillingham Mama’s Background

I have worn many hats in education. I have been a private Orton Gillingham tutor, I have worked as a director at an elementary school, I have led a board of phenomenal women on the NC International Dyslexia Association board, I received my master’s in special education, I help support/train fellow Orton Gillingham tutors, and I create engaging resources to help all teachers implement Structured Literacy approaches. Online and with my teacher resources I am known as Orton Gillingham Mama. But you can also call me Pryor. 🙂

I am a self-proclaimed “word nerd” and love learning about reading! I create teachers resources that are almost always no prep and always follow the science of reading. After teaching for over 20 years, have seen first-hand what works with students…and I want to share those resources and approaches with you! These resources include those for phonemic awareness, sight words, phonics, decodable passages, phonics games, and more. I strive to engage students while giving you back your planning time!

It’s an exciting time to be in education and I also want to share current research, articles, videos, books, games, activities, etc. to help other educators learn about structured literacy. You can follow my blog here and my Instagram @OrtonGillinghamMama. I hope that you will reach out to me with questions. As I continue to learn about the science of reading, I would love to learn alongside you!

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.

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