Hi there! I'm Emily, the creator of The Literacy Nest. I have been working with children from ages 1-12 since 1996 in a variety of settings. I started out as a daycare teacher working my way through college to become an elementary classroom teacher. My first class was a spunky group of third graders from the Boston area, back in 2000. I taught third and fourth during most of my twelve years of teaching, as well as fifth grade in the summer. My Master's degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Literacy sparked my passion to create and design classroom materials. But my true love was helping children become successful readers.
I had a thirst for knowledge. How do I teach struggling readers and kids with dyslexia to learn how to read? My mission began back in 2003 and I haven't stopped. My Orton-Gillingham certification through an IMSLEC accredited program transformed me. Now that I'm no longer a classroom teacher, I am a mommy of four and work 1:1 with children using an Orton-Gillingham approach part-time and design literacy resources for sale in my Teachers Pay Teachers store for teachers and children. Join me to learn how YOU truly can help every child become a reader!
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