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Our journey prepares us for where we are going.


We learn through perseverance and patience that optimizing the learning process for one child may not fit for another. I am confident that all kids are entitled to feel successful in school.

My Story


After studying and obtaining a BS in Biological and Chemical Science and a BA in History with a concentration in culture and language at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana I pursued a teaching career in New Orleans. While teaching at one of the leading and oldest all boy catholic schools in the United States I also began working on a masters degree at the University of New Orleans concentrating on curriculum and instruction at a secondary level. During this process I began working with local universities in Southwest Louisiana to pursue and develop language labs in high schools. Shortly after the idea of high school language labs took off I moved up and accepted the position of Department Head of Foreign Languages. I became the youngest woman in the school’s history to hold this title.


I have worked closely with local schools in Bellingham, Washington as a volunteer helping faculty and staff on a daily basis while simultaneously working with the top leading expert in Dyslexia paving the way for cohesive instruction with teachers and growing confident young readers and academically successful kids.


I am uniquely qualified to advise parents and administer to kids as they explore alternatives and weave through the educational process together.


My two sons were diagnosed with dyslexia at a very young age. It is never too soon to ask, seek, and get answers when you are concerned. I have been an advocate for years pursuing the mission of developing young minds to be successful but never at the expense of the heart. I am a member of IDA and continue to learn and grow through the process with my own kids and other academic professionals.

My Inspiration
My kids, my family!

We are all driven by outside influences… jobs, cars, money, financial status, social status. I am driven by knowing my kids feel loved, they feel safe, secure and they are able to establish a healthy identity for themselves.


My desire is to give them reminders when life gets difficult and it does that they were created on purpose, for a purpose by an amazing purposeful God.


The gift of dyslexia inspired me to become an advocate for my own two boys, and all those around me who demonstrate the gift but have a limited view or resources on what to do when guidance is needed.


My own sons: Grant(13), and Alex(11) have had years of intervention, academic coaching at home, years of advocacy work by myself at school, and the gift of cohesive planning between home and school life.


They are wonderful readers. Alex’s favorite subject is Language Arts-WOW! He continues to search for new and exciting ways to learn through reading! Yes, that is bragging material because he was diagnosed with moderate to severe dyslexia at the age of 6. Did his 5th grade teacher know starting this school year he has dyslexia? She did not…. It was my own test on identity and confidence.


Grant thrives and focuses on his academic talents in Social Studies and Math. His grammar and spelling impress me equally every time I am asked to proof read homework. Grant is a great reader but prefers to be a hands on project leader in school. My inspiration for advocacy work comes from all of my kids on a daily basis. Not just my sons but my daughters and all the wonderful young men and women that I get to meet, converse with about their talents, their gifts, the hidden treasures that lie behind the mask of dyslexia. Their identification comes with knowing their strengths and overcoming their weaknesses. It does not come with the label or the title of dyslexia.

Bellingham, WA
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