patI earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University, Chicago with concentrations in Language Arts and Youth Education.  I have been teaching in the greater Milwaukee area for over 20 years.

The Orton-Gillingham approach is the foundation of my work with students who struggle with reading. I recieved my training from the Dyslexia Training Institute in San Diego, California. Keeping abreast of best practices is the hallmark of sound instruction.  To that end, I have completed training at the Children’s Dyslexia Center in Milwaukee, WI. I am a Certified Academic Language Practitioner with ALTA.  I am also certified with IMSLEC, the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council. Both of these organizations require continuing education.

After dealing with a number of frustrated, challenged readers in  my teaching career, I often wished there was more I could do to help them.  Now, I have the tools to help students unlock the path to learning.

I am a member of the International Dyslexia Association and am on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Branch of IDA.