Jen Parra founded the Multisensory Reading Center in 2015 and has over 17 years of experience working with children who have learning differences including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, LD, and ESL students. Jen has a Masters in Education from Midwestern State University with an emphasis in dyslexia. She is a Texas Certified teacher in EC-4, ESL, and Special Ed. K-12. She is also a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) through the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA), a Certified Dyslexia Therapist with the International Dyslexia Association (CDT) and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) in the state of Texas.
Hope DuBois has over 15 years of experience working with children. She has a special affinity for working with bright students with reading challenges, due in large part to her dyslexic son. He was the inspiration for the pursuit of her ALTA certification.Hope has a BS in Elementary Education and an MA in Special Education, as well as an Ed. Specialist degree in Integrating Technology in Education from the University of New Mexico. She is also a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP), a Certified Dysleixa Practitioner (CDP) with the International Dyselxia Association, and a Certified Barton Tutor www.readingtutorsf.weebly.com
Christy Olsson is a Multi-Sensory and Academic Language Specialist. She obtained a Child Development Credential, a BA in Human Development with an Education Emphasis, a CO State teaching license. She has worked as an elementary and middle school teacher and as a Reading and dyslexia specialist for several years. Christy lives in Tucson, AZ and loves spending time with her husband, sons, daughter, and grandchildren.
Sherri Turnquist has over 25 years of teaching experience with children who struggle with spelling and reading. She taught first grade for 17 years before becoming a Dyslexia Therapist. Sherri has a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Elementary Education. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Certified Dyslexia Therapist. She also runs one of the top 50 blogs about dyslexia: Turning Around Dyslexia
Vicki has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Tennessee Temple University and has over 36 years of teaching experience and 23 years dyslexia therapy experience. As a novice teacher, she could see a pattern in struggling readers so she set out to find help for them. Through much research, Vickie found the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory method to be the most effective in teaching students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. In 1993 she attained her Academic Language Therapy Certification from Southern Methodist University. She is also a Licensed Dyslexic Therapist in the state of Texas. Vicki’s passion is teaching children to love reading.
Peggy has a B.S. in K-8th grade from West Georgia College and an M.S. in Reading from Texas A&M Commerce. She has taught for 34 years (28 years in public education and 6 years in private schools) and she is also a Certified Academic Language Therapist, and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, and a Qualified Instructor for training teachers in Orton-Gillingham methodologies. As a dyslexic, Peggy understands and enjoy helping these children discover how smart they truly are, and how successful they can become. She believes in this teaching method and has seen, many times, the successes the students show, because it works!
Kristen has over 25 years of experience teaching and is also a parent of two dyslexic children. She has always loved watching children who struggle finally “get reading.” She is looking forward to reaching many more children through Lexercise and private practice.
Kim Arthur has been working with children who have dyslexia and related disorders for 16 years. Her expertise includes teaching dyslexia therapy, written expression, as well as fluency and comprehension
skills. Kim also trains middle school and high school students in effective Study Skills. Her passion is helping those with written language disorders become empowered lifelong readers and learners.Kim received her Master of Arts in Education, with a Multisensory specialization, through Dallas Baptist University. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) with the state of Texas.
Susie has a BA in Communication Disorders from the University of Redlands, CA. She has extensive experience working with struggling readers. She worked as an elementary school teacher before specializing in Dyslexia. Susie is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and and a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist in the state of Texas.
Andrea has a B.A. from George Washington University; M.Ed., Arcadia University; and a J.D., Widener School of Law. As a special education advocate and mom of a son with dyslexia & APD, she understands the impact of strong literacy programming.
B.S. in Education, University of North Texas. Working one on one with students using multi-sensory methods allows students the platform to become confident readers and take pride in themselves. What a joy it is to be a part of this process.