ABOUT MRS. CARLSON

Dyslexia Certified Tutor Orton-Gillingham

As a teacher with 26 years of experience, my expertise is working with students who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, as well as those that are struggling with any literacy or writing components.

When students walk into my office, before we do any of this important work, it is my priority to connect with them. I help them understand that I know about their struggles and that together we can make changes so they can feel successful.  I draw on my students' strengths and we set goals together.  It is my honor to do this work. There is nothing better than watching a love of learning develop for a child and subsequently improve their self-esteem and love for school! 

I have worked for Poudre School District in Colorado since 2005 with students learning English as a new language and with students that need additional literacy support. I am also fluent in both English and Spanish. 

Education: 

  • Masters in Multicultural and Bilingual Education (University of Colorado, Boulder CO)​

  • B.A. Psychology (Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico) 

  • Orton-Gillingham Associate Level Training


Certifications: 

  • National Board Certification-English as a New Language

  • Orton-Gillingham (A.O.G.) Associate Level

  • Love and Logic Certified Trainer

Licenses: 

  • State of Colorado Professional Teaching License-CLD Endorsement- READ Act Designation

Conferences and Memberships: 

  • Reading in the Rockies 2021

  • International Dyslexia Conference  2019, 2020

  • Cosecha Bilingual Conference 2020 (Presenter) 

  • ​​Systematic Cohort for Struggling Readers, Poudre School District. 2018, 2019

  • Race, Equity Coalition PSD Member 2020-2021

  • Academy of Orton-Gillingham Member 

  • International Dyslexia Association Member

  • National Association Bilingual Education Member

 

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