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Online Introductory Course for Parents and Teachers: Nuts About Reading™

Mrs. C. brings to the table…

*Master of Education, Early Childhood (with Distinction)- Northern Arizona University
*Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education- The Ohio State University
*Reading Specialist endorsement K-12
*ESL (English as a Second Language) endorsement
Member National Tutoring Association

Member International Literacy Association
Over 40 years as an educator
Outstanding Teacher Award Winner
Literacy Tutor for At-Risk Juveniles, Maricopa County Juvenile Corrections

Founder K.L.A.C. Enterprises LLC –Guiding Children’s Journey to Reading Success
Adult Tutor Trainer/Intake Testing for the Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County (LVMC)
Title 1 Reading Specialist in Grades 1-3 for the Scottsdale Unified School District/Scottsdale, Arizona
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SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • Award winning Children’s Book Author 2013, 2016, and 2018
  • Provided professional development and coaching for teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators incorporating current brain research on the reading process
  • Served as a resource and liaison for parent literacy and the school community
  • Assessed reading differences/supervised staff providing reading intervention services
  • Designed and implemented reading instruction/one-to-one; small group; whole class
  • Aligned program focus to NCLB and Title 1 legislation and generated compliance reports
  • Designed and improved and promoted literacy project; where I trained/monitored 40 adult volunteer literacy tutors
  • Played integral role in student study team; school Site council; and District Title and NCLB committees
  • Designed and implemented the only volunteer literacy corps in my school District, trained volunteers, monitored reading intervention outcomes
  • Chairperson of Literacy Committee: established the first Family Night for parents and students to connect reading and reading intervention with parent involvement by providing free books to all participants
  • Founding member of a District team to pilot RTI (NCLB-Response to Intervention) in the Title 1 schools
  • Past Board Member and Volunteer of local Therapeutic Riding Center
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